GAS TAXES DROP LESS THAN EXPECTED
July 23, 2020
COLFAX – The drop in state gas taxes coming to Whitman County because of less driving during the virus shutdowns appears to be lower than previously thought.
Citing a monthly report from the state CRAB (County Road Administration) board, Mark Storey, Public Works Director, estimates the local shortfall at $800,000, compared to the previous $1.2 million.
The estimates, drawn from traffic counts in the Puget Sound area, turned out less than the actual driving that took place.
Overall, statewide gas taxes provide about $4.5 million per year to Whitman County for road work.
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