Testing mileage-based user fees as a replacement for Georgia’s gas tax

In Politics by Michael Rae

The motor fuel tax, the largest funding source for Georgia highways, is losing its purchasing power. A combination of more electric vehicles and hybrids on the road, along with the improved fuel efficiency of newer cars, has caused the gas tax to lose more than 50% of its value over the last 30 years. Georgia’s highways need a new, sustainable funding source. Conducting a mileage-based user fee (MBUF) pilot program will help determine if mileage fees are a good option for Georgians.

1. A mileage-based user fee has advantages compared to the gas tax:

Fairness: MBUFs ensure that the drivers who use

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