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Driving tax considered in California

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OAKLAND, Calif.—San Francisco Bay area officials will study a proposal to charge motorists a tax on every mile they drive in the nine-county region as a way to raise money for roads and public transit while reducing traffic and pollution from car emissions.

Members of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments approved going forward with further study of a possible Vehicle Miles Traveled tax on Thursday night, as part of a broader environmental review of several transportation options.

Under a proposal still in its early stages, drivers could be required to install GPS-like odometers or other devices in their vehicles and pay from less than a penny to as much as a dime for every mile driven. The idea could take a decade or more to be launched.

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_21112190/officials-float-san-francisco-bay-area-mileage-tax

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/07/18/Driving-tax-considered-in-California/UPI-84661342636651/

Ya know, because the taxes and fees on the car, the recurring cost of license plates, and the excise tax per gallon of fuel ... just aren't enough.  Roll Eyes
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Comments

1.
rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - July 23, 2012, 4:39 pm
I knew the Democrats would come up with this tax sooner or later.
But hell, if the SCOTUS says they can penalize us for something we don't have and don't want and call it a tax, I guess they can penalize us for using the roads we paid for and call it a tax too.
Yeah, let's vote more Democrats in!
Bastages.
2.
TenajComment by Tenaj - July 23, 2012, 4:54 pm
This is messed up.
3.
sully16Comment by sully16 - July 23, 2012, 6:28 pm
wtf, greedy leeches.
4.
sully16Comment by sully16 - July 23, 2012, 8:47 pm
Don't get snapshot, will only promote the use.
5.
time*treatComment by time*treat - July 23, 2012, 9:20 pm
???

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