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TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010


Consultants Patrick Balducci, standing, and Joseph Stowers tell the Idaho governor's transportation funding task force on Tuesday how much more damage heavy trucks do to pavement than cars. (Betsy Russell)

Trucks vs. cars on pavement damage 

Consultant Patrick Balducci of Battelle Group told the governor's transportation funding task force just now that axle weights matter, not just total weight of a truck compared to total weight of a car, when calculating impact on pavement damage. But, under questioning from committee members,...

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Reasons for the car-truck fee disparity... 

Part of the reason for the big disparity between heavy trucks and cars in Idaho on paying their fair share for roads: The repeal of the weight-distance tax in 2001, as a result of a lawsuit. Since then, heavy trucks have paid only registration fees....

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New study: Idaho cars overpaying, trucks underpaying 

The trend in Idaho is clear, according to a new highway cost-allocation study presented to the governor's transportation funding task force today: "More and more overpayment on the part of automobiles and pickup trucks, and more underpayment on the part of combination trucks." That's what...

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