Dulles Metro, Virginia Transportation funding, gas tax

In this poll:

A large majority of Virginians do not consider the Washington Metro's Silver Line to Dulles Airport a priority, according to a new poll by The Washington Post. And fewer Virginians say increasing spending for transportation is as important as five years ago, even as the state faces dwindling resources and escalating needs.

Poll Questions

Q: How important is it to you that the Commonwealth of Virginia increases the amount it spends on transportation projects - extremely important, very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important?

Q: Would you support or oppose raising Virginia's 17-and-a-half cent gasoline tax, if the money is used for transportation projects such as building roads, traffic management or public transportation? (Asked of half sample)

No opinion

Q: Would you favor or oppose raising Virginia's gasoline tax by 5 cents a gallon, if the money is used for transportation projects such as building roads, traffic management or public transportation? (Half sample)

Q: Would you favor or oppose raising Virginia's gasoline tax by 10 cents a gallon, if the money is used for transportation projects such as building roads, traffic management or public transportation? (Half sample)

Q: How would you prefer the state government pay for improvements to transportation infrastructure?

Q: As you may know, the Washington D.C. Metrorail system is building a new rail line to the Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia -- how important is this project?

 
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