road tax

  • Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

    Building and maintaining roads, bridges and tunnels is an expensive proposition, and rising costs mean that municipal, county and state budgets often fall short. Raising tolls, or raising the taxes levied on gasoline are both ways to address revenue shortages, but neither are popular with drivers. A nine-county regional agency in Northern California, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), is considering a plan that would tax motorists by the miles actually driven. While the plan sounds fair on paper, it relies on technology than most drivers would object to having in their personal...

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