The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) this week released a report that said taxing people based on how many miles they drive is a possible option for raising new revenues and that these taxes could be used to offset the costs of highway maintenance at a time when federal funds are short.
But it's not just highway-replace/repair they're going to extract. Gotta get a pound of flesh AND a few pints of blood!!
...CBO's assessment of "costs" was broader than just those costs associated with maintaining highway systems.
"Any given driver’s highway use also imposes costs on other users, on nearby nonusers, on the environment, and on the economy in the form of congestion, risk of accidents, noise, emissions of greenhouse gases and pollutants that affect local air quality, and dependence on foreign oil," CBO said.
Can't wait for LaHood and the boyzzzzzz to fix a price on "risk of accidents."