Could ‘Per Mile Driven’ Be The New Tax?

DETROIT (WWJ) – Hate gas taxes?  Do you cringe at the thought of European-style gas taxes that make gasoline $8 a gallon and more?  Should the government tax drivers based on how many miles they travel?

WWJ Newsradio 950’s Gary Lundy tells us what could be implemented in the future.

The concept is this: The more you drive, the more you would pay. One of the reasons the per-mile tax is an idea at all is the growth of electric and hybrid vehicles, as well as the fact that all vehicles are becoming more fuel efficient.

But states are losing money (and a lot of it) because less tax dollars are being raised.

A per-mile tax is a long way from becoming law.

The economic trials faced by states are real, and roads, bridges and tunnels are crumbling, especially in the Northeast, Midwest and right here, in the Great Lakes area.

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