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Transit Tax Switch to Roads Passed by U.S. House Panel

A U.S. House committee voted to stop letting gasoline-tax revenue be used for mass-transit projects, over opposition from groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

The Ways and Means Committee today voted 20-17 for a proposal to stop devoting 2.86 cents of the 18.4-cent gasoline tax paid by U.S. motorists to public transportation. The money would instead go toward keeping a U.S. account for road and bridge construction solvent.