State explores swap for gas tax

CREDIT: Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, San Francisco Examiner, February 2016

California official foresee a time when gas tax is replaced by paying tax by mile. Pilot starting 1 July. Michelle Beaulieu, a transportation planner at the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, briefed the authority’s board on the program at City Hall Tuesday morning. Judson True, aide to Assemblyman David Chiu says gas tax “won’t cut it” for medium to long term. Range of models being looked at, with range of environments and vehicle types. Supervisor Jane Kim wonders if it will penalize environmentally friendly vehicles.

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