Monday, March 27, 2017

Indiana University study discusses need for transportation funding

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There has been no silver bullet for funding transportation in the United States. The federal gas tax has not been raised since 1993, but the purchasing power of the existing tax has fallen in the 24 years since. States like Oregon have begun piloting a mileage-based fee, but fears exist about reporting. GPS-recording is described as "Big Brother" in a report by Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs, which has meant Oregon has allowed other reporting measures in its pilot project. The need for transportation funding is obvious, but the funding is less obvious: the testing phases for different methods take time, meaning we must find other ways to act now.

For more information, read the article on Governing.

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