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By Mount Vernon News
April 24, 2013 10:58 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Knox County is not the only county in Ohio, or the U.S. for that matter, facing the challenge of maintaining road surfaces and traffic lines with diminished revenue. Because all states and counties derive revenue from gasoline taxes, ongoing road maintenance is largely dependent on the amount of revenue received and the number of miles that revenue supports.


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Knox County Engineer Jim Henry explained that people are driving less, driving more fuel-efficient cars and using alternative fuels. That’s good news overall, but it tends to depress fuel-tax revenues.

“There’s a decrease in fuel usage,” Henry said, “gasoline particularly, and that’s one of our main sources of revenue. So, the bottom line is, we’re getting less money.”

And it’s taking a toll around the country.

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