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Lawmakers work to increase WYDOT revenue in face of $400M shortfall

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Transportation faces a shortfall in revenue of around $400 million each year, and the state is digging through the couch to find ways to increase revenue with minimal consequences for commercial and residential drivers.

The combination of commercial drivers, cross-country travelers and extreme weather conditions means constant upkeep for Wyoming’s interstate highways. WYDOT is responsible for administering and distributing gasoline, diesel and alternative fuel taxes in the state, with a significant portion of these funds allocated toward the maintenance and...