Milwaukee Columnist Backs Gas Tax Hike, VMT, Tolling, Delaying Projects . . . and the Kitchen Sink

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editor Ernst-Ulrich Franzen writes that Wisconsin needs to create a stable, long-term transportation funding mechanism, and a gas tax increase alone will not suffice. “Legislators need to consider all the tools at their disposal, as [State Assembly Speaker Robin] Vos and the Transportation Development Association’s ‘Just Fix It’ campaign have argued. Those tools include a hike in the gas tax, increasing the registration fee (perhaps with a higher fee for luxury vehicles and hybrids), a vehicle miles traveled system and toll roads if they can get federal permission, and, yes, delaying some projects.”