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Me personally, I'd much rather pay 7 cents more per gallon than have to deal with another toll.

According to Wikipedia, I-81 through VA is only 325 miles long. Unless a vehicle gets really bad gas mileage or has a really small tank, it should make it through VA without having to fill up. That being said, I am pretty sure, even with the additional 7 cents tax, that MD and NC will still have higher gas prices than the gas stations along I-81 in VA.

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mgirardo wrote:

Me personally, I'd much rather pay 7 cents more per gallon than have to deal with another toll.

According to Wikipedia, I-81 through VA is only 325 miles long. Unless a vehicle gets really bad gas mileage or has a really small tank, it should make it through VA without having to fill up. That being said, I am pretty sure, even with the additional 7 cents tax, that MD and NC will still have higher gas prices than the gas stations along I-81 in VA.

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totally correct. what is the ave. cost per gallon? still less in VA.
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I agree that we should all vote. But wouldn't it be nice if there was actually a CHOICE between Tweedledum and Tweedledumber?

Both parties are Tax + Spend. Only difference is who they try to shift the taxes onto. I do fear for today's young'uns.

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The Winchester, VA Flying J just before the MD state line is currently at $2.35 for regular gas and $2.99 for diesel. Adding the estimated $0.07 cent tax increase still keeps the price below the $2.59/$3.19 prices at the Pilot up the road in Hagarstown, MD. Or you could push on to PA where current prices are $2.85/$3.49. My only gripe with the "I-81 gas tax" is there's no guarantees that the funds go towards I-81 or I-81 access roads improvements.


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That’s the nice thing about large tanks. We can fill up when and where we want within reason!


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How about all the electric vehicles that don't pay any fuel tax, yet use the roads just like the rest of us? True, for now the EV's are just automobiles, but consider that they will get bigger and you'll start seeing electric powered big trucks and MH's? Out here in WA, too much of the gas tax (which is about the highest of any state) goes to mass transit and doesn't get spent on roads.

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illinois WAS going to levy an annual EV tax of $1000...but cut it back to $248: thst's much closer to what the *average* owner of a gas powered car pays. $248/$.38 (illinois per gallon tax) = 652 gallons.


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Islandman wrote:

How about all the electric vehicles that don't pay any fuel tax, yet use the roads just like the rest of us? True, for now the EV's are just automobiles, but consider that they will get bigger and you'll start seeing electric powered big trucks and MH's? Out here in WA, too much of the gas tax (which is about the highest of any state) goes to mass transit and doesn't get spent on roads.


LOL. For decades the trucking companies have reported how many miles they have run in each state, and how many gallons of fuel they paid tax on in that state. If not enough, send a check. Some time back there was some discussion making citizens report on miles driven in each vehicle, so the vehicles that use alternative fuels could be charged the road taxes.

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Islandman wrote:

How about all the electric vehicles that don't pay any fuel tax, yet use the roads just like the rest of us? True, for now the EV's are just automobiles, but consider that they will get bigger and you'll start seeing electric powered big trucks and MH's? Out here in WA, too much of the gas tax (which is about the highest of any state) goes to mass transit and doesn't get spent on roads.


Don't worry, just not enough EV's on the roads yet. Once the fuel tax revenues start to fall off by having enough EV's on the road, you can expect to be reporting your mileage on your state tax forms, and digging into your pocket. The issue will be they'll also keep the fuel taxes in place. So if you drive an ICE vehicle you'll pay both at the pump and at the end of the year, and if you drive an EV you'll pay both at the end of the year and again monthly to the tax column on the electric bill. Wait until you see what happens to electric rates and taxes on them over the next 10 years, bend over and grab em folks because they're coming in dry.

Some people are geniuses regarding this. A friend who is a huge EV proponent, who has never owned one BTW, truly believes when he does buy one he's going to be charging it up free LOL. He's a dumbass and I have had to get up and find another bar stool at times when he starts his spew.

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