[Oeva-list] Oregon governor looking at GPS-based mileage tax to fund roads

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Thu Jan 1 13:33:14 PST 2009


Oregon governor looking at GPS-based mileage tax to fund roads

by Donald Melanson, posted Dec 31st 2008 at 4:03PM
Electric cars and other fuel-efficient vehicles certainly have plenty going
for them, but all that reduction in fuel consumption also has the side
effect of reducing the money earned from gas taxes, which has prompted folks
like Oregon governor Ted Kulongoski to turn to some
alternative<http://www.engadget.com/2004/11/18/californias-new-dmv-director-wants-mileage-tax/>
solutions<http://www.engadget.com/2007/12/14/study-to-equip-cars-with-tracking-hardware-send-testers-faux-bi/>to
keep those funds rolling in. In the case of Oregon, Governor
Kulongoski
is proposing a mileage tax that would eventually replace the gas tax
altogether, and make use of GPS units to determine just how far each person
travels and bill them accordingly (Oregon is proposing a 1.2 cent per mile
tax)...

Full Article Here
*http://tinyurl.com/8hj6c2 *

Regards,
Pat
If you drive like there is no tomorrow, it may become self-fulfilling
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