money back.Sloan is president of Oklahoma Transit Association and wants Oklahoma's share of the fuel tax paid by residents to the federal government to come to Oklahoma.She
said local transit systems, like Enid Transit, need the money.Sloan
administers a transit system near Tahlequah.
"Everyone who fuels their vehicle pays 36 cents a gallon tax, and part of that goes to mass transit, to Washington, D.C., and states receive a small portion back," she
However, Oklahoma is a donor state and gets little back.The national formula benefits states with large populations.Those other states are using Oklahoma's money to fund their own public transportation systems, she
Last year, Oklahoma lost $12.5 million, of which Enid would have received about $300,000, she
said.The state received only $1 million back from the federal government."Ridership has increased because more people can't afford to drive to work or the grocery store or the doctor," she said.
"We're just asking for Oklahoma's money back, not anyone else's."
brought up the issue Tuesday during a town hall meeting by U.S. Rep.