The Hill’s Congress Blog: Infrastructure Policy Should Include Transition to Mileage-Based Fees

Washington policymakers continue their internal debate on how to best improve our nation’s infrastructure, be it through bipartisan legislation or budget reconciliation. With significant interest to generate revenue and a clear need to improve our road and highway systems, Congress must make real progress in transitioning away from the regressive gas tax and towards implementing a more equitable national vehicle-miles-traveled […]

Courier Journal: Want to Fix Kentucky’s Highways? Charge Drivers a Mileage-Based Fee

An old idea is new again, which could one day benefit drivers in Louisville and across Kentucky. In 2005, amid growing concerns that the nation’s fuel-reliant highway funding mechanisms were becoming outdated, Congress created the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission to investigate alternative ways of generating transportation revenue. The commission’s report concluded that a “federal […]

The Hill: With Highway Funding in Decline, Mileage-Based Fees Offer a Solution

Most Americans don’t need to be reminded of the deteriorating condition of America’s roads and highways — it’s a daily reality on their commute to work, run to the store, or drive to school. The U.S. had an $836 billion backlog of highway and bridge capital needs in 2017 and, in some states, nearly 3 […]

White Paper Calls on Congress to Establish a Pilot Program to Study the Use of Vehicle Miles Traveled Fees

The Pilot Would Study the Feasibility of Replacing Federal Fuel Taxes WASHINGTON, D.C., January 30, 2019 – The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) released today a ConsumerGram that analyzes the use of an alternative funding mechanism for the Highway Trust Fund. America’s roads and highways are becoming increasingly congested and structurally deficient. […]