In order to fund our failing infrastructure without raising the federal gas tax, every road will need to become a toll road meaning that drivers pay by the mile.
Many states have studied, and some have even tried, what are known as Vehicle Miles Traveled taxes. A Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) tax is what it sounds like: a toll that applies wherever you go.
“Every road segment can be annotated by who owns it, prices by time of day, and notes saying who gets the money,” says Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. At the end of the month, your car aggregates the various fees and sends your payment off to the relevant agencies—local, state, and federal.
Read the article at Wired.