Mn/DOT Seeks Volunteers For New Research

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is searching for volunteers to test new technology that would track the number of miles people drive each day.

Mn/DOT wants 500 volunteers from Hennepin or Wright County to use smart phones in their cars to gather milage information, KARE 11 reported.

The data from the phones would be used to collect a milage-based user fee from drivers, rather than charging a gas tax, Northland's News Center reported.

This change in taxing would help create revenue for Mn/DOT in the future when the popularity of fuel efficient cars increases and gasoline use decreases.

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