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cchuba Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 8:51 AM
Why not just scale the gas tax on the average MPG of the 1993 rate. In other words if it was 30 cents when the average was 25 MPG and now it is 30 mpg just raise it to 35 cents. I guess this is too simple and does not require a whole new bureaucracy.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 10:20 PM
the average back then was less than 20 MPG. because of all those heavy SUVs and "light trucks" people use for ordinary transportation.
plus all cars are heavier now because of Federal regulations and added safety equipment. my 68 Ford Cortina GT weighed around 2000 lbs,and my 03 Sentra weighs nearly 4000,for about the same size car.
the Cortina was more fun to drive,too,besides getting far better gas mileage.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 10:19 PM
the average back then was less than 20 MPG. because of all those heavy SUVs and "light trucks" people use for ordinary transportation.
plus all cars are heavier now because of Federal regulations and added safety equipment. my 68 Ford Cortina GT weighed around 2000 lbs,and my 03 Sentra weighs nearly 4000,for about the same size car.
the Cortina was more fun to drive,too,besides getting far better gas mileage.
jrobson Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 10:34 AM
WAY too logical for bureaucratic minds! But a much better plan if that is indeed the way to fund roads. I say let the states do it, with some from the feds for fed roads. Clean up the management of the road crews and it might possibly work. Again, it may not.

Yet another "Trust Fund" is broke. This time, discussion involves an alleged "Transportation Trust Fund".

As with Social Security, there is no "Transportation Trust Fund", only a stack of unmarketable IOUs from one branch of government to another.

If there is any trust in the system, there shouldn't be, and soon won't be. Obama will surely see to that.

Grid Chicago reports Charging by the mile, a gas tax alternative, sees serious movement.

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