Indiana University Research Recommends VMT for Highway Infrastructure Funding

Indiana University announces the forthcoming publication of a study “that forecasts state and federal fuel tax revenues based on different fuel taxation policies found adoption of a vehicle mileage tax would best meet highway construction needs in the long run.” The study is co-authored by Jerome Dumortier, an assistant professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and John Marron of IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation. The announcement quotes Dumortier: “Our results indicate that although a mileage fee is politically and technologically difficult to achieve, it is the only measure that avoids a declining tax revenue in the long run.”