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Poll: Tennesseans are willing to pay at the pump for transit

Jason Spain - Friday, January 06, 2017

It's no secret that Gov. Bill Haslam is planning on introducing legislation that will increase the state's gas tax to help shed some of Tennessee's $8 billion back log in transportation funding.  But a better-kept secret is what Tennessee voters think money raised from an increased gas tax should actually go to, and what voters think the state should spend that money on will go to the hearts of almost all Middle Tennesseans — transit.  


If the gas tax is increased, 57 percent of respondents support increased funding for biking, walking and transit, according to a poll conducted by the Social Work Office of Research and Public Service at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. 


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