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Fewer drivers mean less money for roads

Fewer drivers mean less money for roads



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Next year the Utah Department of Transportation could see a $10 million to $20 million shortfall because of a decline in gas tax receipts. It's not just because people are driving less. They're also trading those gas-guzzling SUVs for more fuel-efficient cars.

The federal road fund collects 18 cents on every gallon of gas. Utah collects 24 cents. Officials say they'll have to figure out a new funding formula, or those roads are going to get more bumpy.

E-mail: mrichards@ksl.com

Mary Richards

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