Congressionally-created Commission Recommends Mileage Tax Instead of Fuel Tax for Transportation Infrastructure Financing

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A bi-partisan Congressionally-created commission has recommended a shift from motor fuel taxes to direct fees charged to transportation infrastructure users—i.e., a federal mileage fee—as a way to reform financing of the US transportation infrastructure.

Dutch Cabinet Approves Mileage Tax; In Effect in 2012 if Approved by Parliament

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The Dutch Cabinet on Friday approved a new road tax bill that would eliminate the current motor vehicle tax and purchase tax and replace them with a charge per kilometer driven, starting in 2012 and increasing through 2018. The average rate for a car is expected to be: Dutch Mileage Tax. Proceeds from the mileage tax will not exceed the combined cost of the older taxes, which can be about 25% of the cost of a new car.

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Study finds that linking increased transportation tax to environmental or other specific benefits increases Americans support for higher transportation taxes

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A national phone survey by the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) found that a majority of Americans would support higher taxes for. Linking a transportation tax to environmental benefits can strongly increase support. support tax increases for transportation as they were in 2010.

Poll: 81% of Americans Oppose Gas Tax Hike To Encourage Sales of More Efficient Cars

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A new Rasmussen telephone poll found that 81% of Americans oppose an “ increase the tax on gasoline by a large amount ” as a way to encourage the purchase of more fuel-efficient cars. These sentiments remain largely unchanged from nearly two years when 86% said they opposed the idea of raising gas taxes by $0.50 In April 2008, 60% of Americans favored suspending the federal gas tax completely for the summer to offset soaring gas prices. Only 18% supported a mileage tax.

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Rasmussen survey finds 53% of likely US voters oppose increase in gasoline tax, even if dedicated only to interstate highways

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A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 33% of likely US Voters would favor a modest increase in the gas tax even if they knew the revenue would be used only to pay for building, maintaining and repairing the Interstate Highway System. 53% would oppose any such gas tax hike even if the money was dedicated only to the Interstate system. A federal gas tax of $0.184 per gallon is the chief source of money for the Highway Trust Fund.