Poll: Slight Majority Supports Mileage Tax

Would Americans support a vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) tax? The Washington Examiner reports that according to a survey by the Mineta Transportation Institute — a California-based think tank — slightly more than a majority (53%) would. That’s up from 33% in 2010. The catch? In the survey, the Institute didn’t call it a VMT tax, but a “green mileage fee.”

Meanwhile, the Tax Foundation has published this map showing the percentage of each state’s roads spending funded by user taxes. 4/22/2021