Alternative Funding Transportation Funding Approach

Several states and regions are considering alternative approaches to funding future highway, public transit, and port and airport needs.

  • Tolling on specific transportation facilities
  • Increasing the fuel tax
  • Increasing general sales tax in lieu of fuel tax
  • Institute a sales tax on gasoline
  • Mileage-based user fees

The Oregon state legislature recently enacted a mileage-based user fee or road usage charge legislation as alternative to the motor fuel tax. An in-state pilot program has yielded promising results. Minnesota and Washington are testing similar user fee-based systems.

Whatever Florida decides, it is clear that alternatives to conventional motor fuel tax collections are needed to accomplish the Seven50 vision and a strong regional coalition must form to carry that message to Tallahassee.

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