One Drawback of Fuel-Efficient Cars? Higher Gas Taxes

The Federal Highway Fund has had a budget shortfall for decades, owing mostly to the fact that the Federal gas tax hasn’t budged since 1993. That alone was bad enough to cause our infrastructure to fall trillions of dollars behind, and new more fuel-efficient cars are only compounding the problem. This has Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood looking at options that include higher taxes and tracking miles driven.

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Oregon Considers a Per-Mile Tax for Efficient Vehicles

The state of Oregon is considering the introduction of a tax on every mile driven by fuel-efficient cars. Their reasoning is that gas tax revenue has decreased, and this is a way to increase the funding available for road maintenance.

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