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WHEREDOWEGOFROMHERESummaryNorthCarolinaisfacingatransportaonCRISISOurstatewillseea43increaseinpopulaon-13.5millionnewresidentsby2040.NorthCarolinahasthe37thworstbridgesafetyinthenaonwith30ofbridgesratedasstructurallydecientorfunconallyobsolete.45ofNorthCarolinasroadsareinpoorormediocrecondionandcostdrivers241-340inextravehiclerepairsandoperangcosts.OurgastaxisalosingmodeloverthelongtermbecauseofrisingvehiclefueleciencyProjectedrevenueby2040willfall60BILLIONshortofancpatedneedsifwewantasafeecientandhigh-performingtransportaonnetworkthatfosterseconomicprosperity.RoadsCostofPoorRoadstoNCDriversBridges241ACTUALper-capitatransportaoninfrastructurecostsforALLsources40K80K120K160KTotalCostsperState-ControlledMileSCNCVATNNatAvg.ProjectedGasTaxRevenuesBillionsof2011Dollars6585ofTraffcFatalitiesonNorthCarolinashighways2008-2012InJuly2015thevariablerategastaxwilladjustbasedontheend-of-yearwholesale2014priceofgas.Thiscouldresultinadecreaseof6-8centgallonatthepumpanda300-400MILLIONlossinrevenue.ToavoidthisneartermcatastropheNCGorecommendsProacvelyLOWERandsetaoorforthemotorfuelstaxEndtransfersoftransportaonrevenuetotheGeneralFundAdjusttheHighwayUseTaxby1oronparwithsurroundingstatesIncreaseDMVLicenseandresgistraonfeesToaddresslong-termfundingneedsNCGourgesthelegislaturetoconsiderarangeofoponswhichcouldresultinapproximately126BillioninNewRevenueby2040toincludeAutoinsurancesurchargeTaxonautopartsAdjustweight-basedfeesforcommercialvehiclesExpandedinterstatetollingUser-basedmileagefees