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6Myth1WepaymorethanotherstatesTherstthingdriversinourstatesayisIshouldntpaymore-ourgastaxisalreadytoohigh.TruewhenyoucrossintoVirginiaorSouthCarolinathereisadropinthegastaxandthepriceatthepump.Butthatsbecauseinouruniquestatewepayfortransportaonprimarilyingastaxnotinothersources.Totrulycompareapplestoapplesyouhavetolookatallthefeesandtaxes-likepropertytaxeslocalfeestollsetcthatOTHERSTATEShaveinaddiontothegastax.WhenallthefeesarecombinedNorthCaroliniansactuallypayabout510yearpercapita-comparedtotheU.S.averageof657.Myth2DOTiswastefulwithworkersjuststandingaroundSince2007NCDOThasbeenthoroughlyengagedinaTransformaonplantocompletelyoverhaultheorganizaon.Hiringanexternalmanagementconsultanttheysetabouttodetermineanewstrategicblueprintprojectpriorizaonperformancemetricsandmore.NCDOTalsotookahardlookatitsstatodeterminewherereduconscouldbemade.Oneoutcomesince2010aloneisthereduconofmorethan2300Full-Timeposionsfromtheorganizaon.Myth3TheGovernmentiswastefulandbuildsprojectsthatareBridgestoNowhereStarngin2013GovernorMcCroryandNCDOTbeganaprocessofstreamlininghowtransportaonprojectswereselectedandpaidfor.PassedbytheGeneralAssemblythatyeartheStrategicTransportaonInvestmentsSTILawenablesNCDOTtomaximizeNorthCarolinasexisngtransportaonfundingtoenhancethestatesinfrastructureandsupporteconomicgrowthjobcreaonandhighqualityoflife.STIestablishestheStrategicMobilityFormulaanewwayofallocangavailablerevenuesbasedondata-drivenscoringandlocalinput.STIremovespolicsfromtheseleconoftransportaonprojects-nomoreporkforlegislatorsdistrictsbecauseofinuence.AndSTItakesahardlookatdata-economicvaluejobcreaontracreduconandmore-inassessingwhichprojectsadvance.InDecember2014thedra10-yearStateTransportaonImprovementPlanwasreleased.Theplanincludes1100projectsacrossalltransportaonmodescoverseverycountyinthestateandwillcreate300000jobs.YearAdminAbolishedFTEsFieldandEquipmentAbolishedFTEsTotalAbolishedFTEsFY10187751938FY1160371431FY12144288432FY134069109FY142280102FY1535263298Total48818222310MythsversusFactsWhatWePayforTransportaoninNorthCarolinaPer-CapitainGasandCarTaxesPer-CapitainGasandCarTaxesRoadandBridgeTollsPer-CapitaALLsourcesusedfortransportaoninfrastructuregasandcartaxestollspropertyandsalestaxes