SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 11, March 12, 2015

Florida Bill to Create Pilot Program to Tax Cars for Miles Traveled Approved by Senate Committee

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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The Senate Transportation Committee approved legislation to direct the Center for Urban Transportation to undertake a study on the impact of implementing a system that charges drivers based on vehicle miles traveled.
   

Legislation to direct the Center for Urban Transportation to undertake a study on the impact of implementing a system that charges drivers based on vehicle miles traveled (VMT) was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee. The bill will next be considered by the Regulated Industries Committee.

Under the bill, the Center for Urban Transportation, in consultation with the Florida Transportation Commission, would establish a pilot program to study the feasibility of implementing a system that charges drivers based on VMT. The program would analyze a VMT tax as an alternative to the current gas tax structure to fund transportation projects.

For more information, visit the SEMA Action Network website. For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

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