The road to hell is paved with city dollars – Why does Virginia make cities pay for suburban sprawl?

Each year Charlottesville pays about $13.5
million in gasoline and sales taxes earmarked for transportation funding, but we
only get back $6.7 million for maintenance, new projects and transit
funding.

…It pays about $26.6
million in taxes earmarked for transportation, while Albemarle gets back a
measly $7 million, more or less, for new roads.

Each year Charlottesville pays about $13.5
million in gasoline and sales taxes earmarked for transportation funding, but we
only get back $6.7 million for maintenance, new projects and transit
funding.

The County gets an
even worse deal. It pays about $26.6 million in taxes earmarked for
transportation, while Albemarle gets back a measly $7 million, more or less, for
new roads.

From yesterday’s C-Ville;
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