Gas Tax by the Mile?

Monday, May 20, 2013  |  Updated 12:31 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Gas Tax by the Mile?

Getty Images

advertisement

A New Jersey state senator is suggesting dropping the gas tax for drivers of passenger cars and replacing it with an honor system per-mile charge .

The Senate Transportation Committee is discussing the measure on Monday.

Sen. Jim Whalen's (D-Atlantic) proposal would charge a little under 1 cent per mile. The current gas tax is 10 1/2 cents per gallon.

The measure would be a way to make owners of electric and high-efficiency cars pay for using roads. But it could also reward owners of gas-guzzlers, who would pay less per gallon of fuel.

Drivers would be on the honor system to report how much they're traveling, though they would be verified at inspections and the state could order audits of suspected cheaters.

Related Stories

Any money earned under the proposal would go into the state's Transportation Trust Fund account, according to the bill.

 


Get the latest from NBC10 Philadelphia anytime: Android/iPhone/iPad Apps | SMS Alerts | Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | Instagram | RSS

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
FlyeredUp: Win 2 Tickets to Flyers Playoff Game
Win two tickets to the first 2014... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out