With all its complexity (or at least newness) and administrative and privacy concerns, the vehicle miles travelled tax is a subject of much more common discussion today than when the Oregon pilot project was initiated three years ago. However, there are no predictions on how it will fare in Congress or in state houses. Read the full article in USA Today here.
“As many as 16 states have studied the feasibility of a VMT system, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, and some are finding that it could work. States don’t need federal permission to implement a VMT, and some transportation leaders believe the best way to bring about a change from Washington would be by first proving a VMT system is workable at the state level,” as noted in the article from Governing below.