State group wants more money for roads, bridges

Monday, January 30th 2006, 1:19 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A group is forming to call for more state money to be spent on Oklahoma's roads and bridges.

The Transportation Revenues Used Strictly for Transportation Coalition is headed by Oklahoma City-based Loves Travel Stop head Tom Love and Tulsa-based SpiritBank Chief Executive Kell Kelly.

The group will begin a 4-month campaign to persuade lawmakers to make road and bridge repairs a priority of the legislative session that begins next Monday. The group is planning rallies at the state Capitol and bringing constituents to speak with legislators.

The group says 46 percent of motor vehicle fees that now go to the state's general fund should go instead to roads and bridges. Love says the group does not support taking any of the 36 percent of the fees that go to education.