Transportation

Transportation and infrastructure maintenance and repair are essential components of economic development. Although Tennesseans do not support a gas tax (and neither do I), most people do understand that roads cost money. In the future as we evaluate funding for these items, incremental tax financing via highway project fees (that sunset at the end when the designated funds are collected) might be part of a future discussion. Bottom line, no new taxes…especially those that never go away. Working with TDOT and the Governor to insure fair distribution of highway projects will be essential to any discussion concerning new funding mechanisms – not new taxing.

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Link to Information

Highway 126

2/9/09- Shipley Bill “State Route 126 (Memorial Blvd.) Improvement Act

Highway 126

3/25/09- Kingsport Times-News: “Shipley says work progressing on three local roads”

Highway 126

1/7/09- Letter of Support for SR126

Highway 93

2/13/09- Shipley Bill for Feasibility of Improvements to SR-93

Litter Control

2/9/09- Shipley Bill for Funds for Litter Control

DUI/DWI Offenses

2/12/09- Shipley Bill for Ignition Interlocks for DUI/DWI

Highway 126

Proposal to Name SR-126 Upgrade the Tom Carroll Memorial Highway

Highway 126

City of Kingsport Resolution Supporting SR-126 Safety Improvements

Highway 126

Sullivan County Resolution Supporting SR-126 Safety Improvements

Highway 126

Feedback from Community Supporting SR-126 Upgrade

Highway 126

Ruritan Letter Requesting Interim SR-126 Safety Improvements

Highway 126

SR-126 Summary of Fatalities