SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Stuart Adams, R-Layton, said he sees no movement for state lawmakers to potentially raise the state gas tax as a means of funding transportation projects.
“There’s been discussion about the gas tax, but I don’t think it’s been received too well,” Adams said.
Adams, who chairs a key transportation committee, said the 24.5-cent tax the state imposes on each gallon of gasoline purchased has not increased in value with inflation. Still he doesn’t see a push to index it to inflation or to raise it.
Adams said he is not aware of any request for tax increases at any level for public transit this session.
Revenue generated from the state gas tax goes to a state transportation fund and a portion of that is distributed back to counties and municipalities through B and C road funds.