Fairfax seeks opinions on taxes, transportation priorities

Local,Transportation,Liz Essley

Fairfax County is seeking residents' opinions about transportation in a new online survey designed to help the county figure out how to come up with the money needed for roads and bridges.

County leaders said they will need $8.1 billion in transportation upgrades over the next decade, but only expect to have $5.1 billion in revenue in that time, mainly because of declining state funding. The county is asking residents how they should raise that extra $3 billion deficit, and which projects should be put on the fast track.

The county is considering imposing new taxes to pay for roads, including a sales tax on services, an income tax, a "vehicle miles traveled" tax, a meals tax, a gas tax and more.

Residents have until Monday to fill out the survey, which they can find here.

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