PBS NewsHour

Should Drivers be Charged for Every Mile Driven?

Clip: 09/20/2013 | 6m 26s

Fuel efficient cars may be the way of the future. But more fuel efficient cars means less gas is pumped, and in turn — less revenues from the gas tax. This will mean states will have even less cash on hand to repair roads and bridges. As a solution, Oregon is moving forward on plan it's been talking about for years -- a new tax based on the number of miles driven rather than a tax on fuel.

Aired: 09/20/13

Rating: NR

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