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Public Transportation Funding at a Driving Expense

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A local state assemblyman has proposed a bill that could end up adding a fee to driver registrations or gas at the pumps in Los Angeles County. The West Hollywood based Mike Feuer, who sits on the state's Transportation committee, has put in AB2558 that would either add $90 to annual registrations or 9-cents per gallon of gas.

It would raise $400 million a year for public transit projects. It's a hefty hunk of change that's not going to bring the subway to the sea over night, but will fund and help complete various projects around the county. However, there are always the naysayers and its always the same people -- the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.