Lee Munnich discusses the role of fuel-efficient cars in infrastructure funding.
However, there are many ways to collect a new user fee based on vehicle miles traveled (VMT) without invading privacy. And rural drivers could actually fare better under a VMT fee than they do under the gas tax. Rural drivers are already paying more per mile under the gas tax, since cars and light trucks owned by rural residents typically use more gas per mile than the vehicles owned by their urban counterparts.
August 2, 2012