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Virginia to Consider Per Mile Driving Tax

November 3, 2008 by · Comments Off on Virginia to Consider Per Mile Driving Tax 

Virginia legislature could begin study of per-mile driving taxes in 2009.

A member of the Virginia House of Delegates last week introduced legislation that would create a system to track the driving habits of Virginia motorists, imposing a tax on every mile driven. Delegate David Poisson (D-Loudoun) argues that his measure should be adopted by the legislature’s 2009 session because he believes gas tax revenue is dwindling.

“Inflation and escalating construction costs have severely eroded the purchasing power of fuel-tax revenue,” Poisson said in a statement. “At the same time, tax receipts are dropping as soaring gas prices and a weak economy reduce traffic volume. When people do drive, it is in more fuel-efficient cars, which only makes our revenue problems worse. Clearly, we can’t continue this way.”

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Indian Motorcycle unveils 2009 Chief

June 12, 2008 by · Comments Off on Indian Motorcycle unveils 2009 Chief 

Indian MotorcycleWith cruiser sales in the toilet and the U.S. economy going from bad to worse, 2008 might not be the best time to re-launch the legendary Indian brand, but that’s exactly what’s happening. Will the third try be a charm? Only time will tell if the new Indian Motorcycle company, in Kings Mountain, N.C., will be able to succeed where the original Indian (1901-53) and its follow-up California Motorcycle Company (1999-2003) failed.

On Friday, the new manufacturer of the old marque unveiled pictures of its pre-production Chief.

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2009 Yamaha Early Model Release

June 11, 2008 by · Comments Off on 2009 Yamaha Early Model Release 

2009 VStarHere we are, barely approaching summer of 2008, and already the 2009 models are rolling out. Star Motorcycles was the first on board with the release of its 2009 VMax last week, and its parent company, Yamaha, is wasting no time following that debut with the next wave of 2009 models.

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