More Articles for vehicle miles traveled

How much capacity is too much?

Kirk Landers - Oct 09, 2014

How much capacity is too much?

Last summer, I was shocked to receive an email blast from the Illinois Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) urging the state to quit spending on highway expansion projects and invest that money instead in public transportation. The rationale for this campaign ...

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Move over gas tax: California could move to VMT fee

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 14, 2014

Move over gas tax: California could move to VMT fee

California is considering switching from a state gas tax to a vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) fee, our sister site Overdrive reports. The state’s Senate approved SB 1077 this month. The legislation would require the California Transportation Agency (CTA) to create a voluntary user ...

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5 Options for Avoiding Highway Trust Fund Insolvency

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 11, 2014

5 Options for Avoiding Highway Trust Fund Insolvency

The current surface transportation bill, MAP-21, is set to expire in September, and lawmakers are scrambling to reauthorize funding before that deadline. However, a larger problem is expected to arise up to two months before MAP-21’s expiration: the Highway Trust Fund ...

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ARTBA: VMTs are rebounding

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 24, 2014

ARTBA: VMTs are rebounding

Vehicle miles traveled (VMTs) are on the rise, despite reports that American’s are driving less, according to a memo the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) released Friday. ARTBA points to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data that show U.S. VMTs ...

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Shuster, Boxer say highway bill is about jobs

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 02, 2014

Shuster, Boxer say highway bill is about jobs

Rep Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), both chair of their respective chamber’s transportation committee, on Thursday each reiterated President Obama’s message that the new highway bill is about job creation and retention, according to our sister site, ...

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U.S. VMTs drop 7 percent in last decade

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 02, 2013

U.S. VMTs drop 7 percent in last decade

Vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in the United States has declined by 7 percent in the last 10 years, with 46 states contributing to the decrease, according to a report from The Hill. The figures come from a study conducted by the ...

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We know where you were last night: VMT a bad idea, says professor

John Latta - Aug 06, 2013

We know where you were last night: VMT a bad idea, says professor

It’s really all about privacy. Or is it? Mark J. Perry, a professor of economics at the University of Michigan and a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, says a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) fee is a bad idea. He says, “One feature ...

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VMT is here!

John Latta - Jul 15, 2013

VMT is here!

So, let’s see if this VMT thing works. Oregon is replacing the state's gas tax with a "pay per-mile road usage charge" A.K.A. a vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) tax/fee--you choose which to call it. Wait, wait, don’t get all excited. Swapping your fuel tax ...

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Trains a'comin'

John Latta - Dec 18, 2012

Trains a'comin'

Think of all those Western movies, then the robber barons, then the blues singers, the other movie makers ('night time, dark, raining, wind howls, a train whistle blows in the distance'), then the rock singers. Trains, they all loved trains. ...

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Financial District

Brooke Wisdom - Dec 01, 2010

Financial District

A Bipartisan Bluprint? A Virginia think tank report may shape our next SAFETEA-LU. By John Latta I f there is to be a new surface transportation bill sometime in 2011, or even if it comes months, or years, later, it is probable that ...

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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - Mar 01, 2010

RoadWorks

Mileage Fee System Possible By 2015 says RAND Report – By Audrey Dutton, Washington Bureau, The Bond Buyer newspaper   A mileage-based revenue system to fund federally assisted transportation projects could be implemented within about five years, the RAND Corp. said in a ...

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