Letter from Caltrans, Dept. of Budget

This letter from the California Department of Transportation, Budgets Office shows that only 62% of the California highway budget is paid for by the gas tax. This includes roads and streets at all government levels (State, counties, cities). This directly contradicts the widely held belief that the gas tax covers all highway expenditures. This letter proves this belief wrong. Not only does the gas tax not cover direct highway costs, it pays nothing of the indirect costs of the automobile.

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