The Downside of High MPG Vehicles

Posted: July 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

I saw an article talking about needed road work in Georgia, and a planned project they are trying to complete.. the problem is these types of projects are funded by gas.

For every gallon of gas purchased in Georgia, more than 35 cents in state and  federal taxes are collected.

That revenue source, however, is declining due to two factors: reduced travel and increased vehicle efficiency.

The increase in people using alternative modes of transportation – from busses and carpools to bicycles and telecommuting – has led to deceased mile traveled –  and thus less gas tax collected, Long explained.

In addition, newer vehicles with higher miles-per-gallon are also cutting into the funds available for road projects.

So looking at the government pushing for higher MPG vehicles, might just return many roads to gravel?

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Comments
  1. Katie says:

    Unfortunately, that is the reason that they are looking into taxing the miles that you drive. And putting a “perfectly harmless” piece of equipment in your car that tells the gov when you drive, where you drive, and how far you drive.

    Gee, what could go wrong with that idea? Nation of sheeple.

    • gypsy says:

      ahh yes their solution to a problem they created.. and all to invade American citizens lives further.. so if it is not broke.. don’t worry the gov’t will break it, and come up with an excuse to screw us more!

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