Friday, February 16, 2007

Why is the government handing out state grants?

The U.S. Department of Transportation has been handing millions of dollars to state governments for GPS-tracking pilot projects designed to track vehicles wherever they go. So far, Washington state and Oregon have received fat federal checks to figure out how to levy these "mileage-based road user fees."

Now electronic tracking and taxing may be coming to a DMV near you. The Office of Transportation Policy Studies, part of the Federal Highway Administration, is about to announce another round of grants totaling some $11 million. A spokeswoman on Friday said the office is "shooting for the end of the year" for the announcement, and more money is expected for GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking efforts.

Now consider that England is doing it too:

Plans to introduce a nationwide "pay-as-you-drive" system were unveiled by former Transport Secretary Alistair Darling in 2005. His successor, Douglas Alexander, has since suggested that road pricing could be brought in within a decade.

What time is it?

Does anyone know who decides to move somethn=ing like this ahead?

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Here is the contact info regarding Danny Talbert

A “straight arrow” Harrisonville man is busted when a knife and possible drug residue are found in his bag.

To help:
1. Danny Talbert Fund- Go to any Commerce Bank and make a check payable to Commerce Bank with fund # 442512849 in memo.

2. Contact :
State department 202-647-4000
United Arab Emirates Embassy 800-823-6911 or 202-243-2400
Ike Skelton 816-255-2876
you can write to your congress person here

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