The North Carolina Future Investment Resources for Sustainable Transportation Commission launched a citizen web survey today.

This 15-question survey is available until April 9 and will assess what future revenue options should be considered for the Commission’s final recommendations in 2021. The questions assess consumer mobility preferences, transportation needs, potential investment options and more.

The NC FIRST Commission was created by former Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon in April 2019. The 14-member commission is composed of a diverse group of individuals with expertise in finance, business and public policy.

The Commission is tasked with evaluating the state’s current and future transportation investment needs, utilizing research of national and international trends in order to advise the secretary of the Department of Transportation of new or better ways to create a long-term transportation investment strategy that will ensure North Carolina’s economic vitality and competitiveness in the future.

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Kent Misegades

So, I took the survey. First though, this new commission’s members include the usual big government advocates and even the Rural Center with its long history of corruption. The questions are all designed to have participants cite areas of more spending. One is not given the option to state satisfaction, nothing more needed. This clearly it is a “push poll” designed to advocate for more spending - led by a person who blew a giant hole in the NCDOT budget before he was sacked. The push poll even has some grammatical errors, good grief! It also calls for higher fuel taxes in a state with one of the highest rates in the Southeast. It asks if heavier vehicles should pay more, but they already do as heavier vehicles burn more fuel and this pay more in fuel taxes. The poll also asks how one typically votes. It never gives the participant the opportunity to object to the other choices or add comments. Given who is running this Commission I can only hope the Commission and this push poll will be quickly ignored. Sad is the waste in taxpayer dollars.

Kent Misegades

Mr. Trogdon was just forced from his office over gross overspending. That he hasn’t left our state is shameful, considering all the harm he’s done. Surely The Pilot knows about his belly flop? Why has it gone unreported? Maybe because Democrat Governor Cooper protected him until he became a political liability? Unbelievable.

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