Transportation Funding Trouble in Paradise

The Garden Island  (Lihue, HI) reports that the Kauai County Council is once again looking for ways to finance backlogged road projects after deciding against a local excise tax increase that would have financed $100 million in repair work over ten years. According to the article, county officials will today deliver a report on “ways to use transient-generating revenues to address repair and maintenance,” which, in simple terms, means island visitors may be seeing tolls and other fees.