Massachusetts Governor Vetoes VMT Road Fee Pilot Program Funding

The Bond Buyer reports, “Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker used a line-item veto Wednesday [August 10] to kill a provision in the state’s new highway funding bill that would have set up a pilot program for testing a vehicle-miles-traveled road fee system.” The report adds that the governor said a VMT fee “would be a burden for motorists in rural western Massachusetts.” He took note of the pilot programs in California and Oregon, saying that, “We can certainly learn from those experiments.”