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Off to the wrong start

 As the state gears up for an extensive look at our transportation system, the Civitas Institute is planting seeds of false expectation in peoples’ minds with their claim that we can fix our transportation woes with no new taxes. Removing tax options from the transportation discussion before it has even started handicaps us in a way that is not productive.

The Civitas’ views, published in today’s Charlotte Observer [1], include misinformation [2] about “raids on the Highway Trust Fund” and government excesses. Looking past their misinformation, they offer some valid points:

The transportation system is the backbone of the North Carolina’s economy and is a critical component of business productivity in the state. Let’s invest in our transportation system, fix the problems and make it the safe, efficient 21st-century system that every citizen deserves.