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Chicago-area gas tax hike proposed to fund mass transit investment

Mass transit supporters proposed state legislation Wednesday that would increase the gas tax in the Chicago area to raise a projected $168 million over five years for the CTA, Metra and Pace.

The legislation seeks to index the state motor fuel tax to inflation, with annual adjustments, to ensure a dedicated transit funding source, officials said.

The state gas tax, 19 cents per gallon, was last increased in 1990.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune.

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