Hawaii Considering Road Usage Charge Program

Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports, “The state might do away with gas taxes and replace them with a road use charge, depending on the results of a proposed statewide trial program. The state Department of Transportation is weighing the change, which would charge motorists for the number of miles they drive as opposed to the amount of gas they buy at the pump. The proposal would overhaul the way the state collects taxes to fund road repairs. As it stands now, the state’s fuel tax comprises roughly 33 percent of the state highway fund.”