Dwindling gas taxes ratchet up urgency to find alternatives

After years of warnings, this primary source of state transportation revenue is evaporating.
Electric cars are parked at a charging station in Sacramento, Calif., April 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California lawmakers recently got a jolt when legislative analysts projected the state will lose nearly $6 billion in fuel tax revenues over the next decade as the state transitions to zero-emission vehicles.

Maryland faces a projected $3.3 billion transportation shortfall in the coming six years, due in part to declining gas taxes.

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