DE, PA, CT & NH Propose Pilot to Test VMT

The Washington Post reports, “A group of East Coast states wants to help overhaul the way America pays for its decaying roads, and it’s starting with Monopoly money. Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Hampshire are proposing pilots to figure out how they might charge motorists a fee for the miles they travel — rather than taxing their gas, as state and federal officials do today.” The four states are members of the I-95 Corridor Coalition, which has applied for a federal grant for the project. The report adds, “The Mineta Transportation Institute, which has polled the public on a variety of tax questions for the past seven years, found that the mileage tax was ‘unwaveringly unpopular.’”