Lawmakers hear pitch to replace gas tax with a fee per mile driven
Transportation officials recommend 10-year transition away from gas tax
Last updated 1/28/2020 at 2:49pm
Washington state lawmakers will consider a gradual transition from the state’s current gasoline tax to a system that would charge drivers fees based on how many miles they travel.
This comes amid rising concerns over the amount of revenue available to fund transportation and the maintenance of roads and highways due to increasing fuel-efficiency among vehicles, as well as concerns that owners of older and less fuel-efficient vehicles are carrying a larger tax burden.
The House Transportation Committee heard a report Thursday, Jan. 23, from the Washington State Transportation Commission on...