Tennessee bill aims to cut gas tax funding for bike projects

By Lynette Carpiet

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Tennessee is considering new legislation that would restrict the use of state gas tax revenues from being used on pedestrian and bike facilities, including pedestrian and bicycle trails, lanes, paths, sidewalks, parks and greenways.

The bills, HB1650 sponsored by Rep. M. Mike Carter (R-Ooltewah) and SB1716 sponsored by Sen. Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga), would restrict the use of gas tax revenues to the highway fund, counties, and cities for the construction, …read more

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