• Adopt a Highway

    One problem with raising fuel efficiency is that unless total miles driven rises radically, receipts from gasoline taxes will fall over time. And that poses a major problem for the steady stream of revenue needed for road construction and repairs. Taxing vehicle miles traveled has been one proposed solution, although it was ruled out earlier this year by the Obama Administration. Still, raising the gas tax is viewed as politically untenable. Now, the Dutch government has said it will tax mileage driven starting in 2012. The proposal, approved by the Dutch cabinet in November, is meant to...

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