Every Road A Toll Road

A group of states are investigating how to replace the fuel tax with a fee based on the number of miles traveled.
October 5, 2004, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Fees for miles traveled would be measured by Global Positioning System receivers embedded in vehicles. The system would track which roads a motorist uses so the virtual tolls could be distributed to the appropriate agency.

Each jurisdiction could set its own per-mile fee. Data would be downloaded from vehicles monthly for billing, or could be transmitted at service stations in lieu of the gas tax."

Thanks to transport-policy listserv

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Published on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 in The Houston Chronicle
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