To me, the original model of the iconic symbol of the Starship Enterprise VCC-1701 from the 1966 - 1969 series Star Trek deserves better than to be displayed inside a gift shop of the National Air and Space Smithsonian Museum. Maybe it’s just me.
Governor Jack Markell (D) has proposed 10-cent gas tax increase and using money raised with the gas tax increase and additional borrowing to pay for $500 million in transportation spending over the next five years.
Markell later announced the plan includes automatic increases to keep pace with inflation, but did not offer details on what must happen to trigger the automatic rate increases.
House Republican leaders have pushed to move the state Department of Transportation’s operational expenses out of the Transportation Trust Fund to free up money for additional capital projects. They have said it would increase transparency.
Many Democrats also have opposed the gas-tax proposal.