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