Miles Traveled Vs. Gas Tax


Sept. 6, 2016 – With $14.2 million in grants awarded to seven states, The Federal Highway Administration has started to roll out its small FAST Act-funded program to test out vehicle miles traveled as a replacement for the gas tax. Concerns over electronic reporting, privacy and fairness to rural areas have held back any plans for nationwide use of a VMT fee. But states now have federal backing to experiment with pilot programs. California, Delaware, Hawaii, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon and Washington state will have some tough issues to figure out – including revenue collection, interoperability, public skepticism and how to phase out the gas tax.



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