August 2011 Posts

Road Use Pricing Trials Find Promising Results

August 11, 2011

Written by Rebecca Heywood, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. Intern

Policy makers across the globe have been debating for years about how to continue funding a transportation system reliant on gas taxes as new technologies are developed that reduce an automobiles reliance on the limited resource. While the debate seems to be ongoing, few cities have taken action to switch from gas taxes to vehicle miles traveled (VMT) pricing. A recent New York Times article, however, brings to light a recent trial of the technology in Eindhoven, the Netherlands that had promising results.

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