Sunday, February 2, 2014

Proposed Tax on Road Mileage Crosses the Line

Your commute to work may get much more expensive.
Our regional governmental bodies have gone too far with this idea that we'd be charged up to 10 cents per mile as we travel our local roads.
By Tina McMillan

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments are studying a "tax on mileage" in order to generate upward of $15 million a day to fund roads and public transit and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollution.

Drivers would have to put GPS-like odometers in their cars that would track their mileage. Under a proposal, drivers could pay from less than a penny to as much as a dime for every mile driven, according to a story by the Associated Press. The idea could take a decade to be launched.

We are talking about both a travel tax and government-mandated tracking devices.  It sounds like something out of a science fiction novel.

for more: Proposed VMT tax goes too far

No comments:

Post a Comment