Ms. Swaim-Staley said this summer that the initial proposal would have netted $77 million in increased first-year revenue for the state. She did not provide an updated estimate Thursday, but said the funds are desperately needed to maintain the facilities.
MDTA’s financial woes are similar, but unrelated, to those of MDOT and its Transportation Trust Fund. While transportation officials are proposing $800 million in new revenue — including $520 million in new taxes and fees — for MDOT use, none of the funds would go to toll facilities.
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