Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax (VMT)

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Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax (VMT) in USA

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Running Head: VEHICLE MILES TRAVELLED TAX (VMT) IN USAName:Course:Institution:1VEHICLE MILES TRAVELLED TAX (VMT) IN USA2Vehicle Miles Travelled Tax (VMT tax) in the USAIntroductionCurrently, the motorists in the United States of America pay the gas tax; this tax ismainly determined by the amount of the gasoline that the vehicle burns. There has been severalpilot projects as well as research to come up with an alternative Taxation system. One of thesetaxation systems is the Vehicle Miles Travelled Tax (VMT tax). This method of taxation is basedon the distance that a vehicle has covered. The VMT tax is seen as a sound alternative forcollecting the revenue for construction as well as maintenance of the transportationinfrastructure. The VMT tax is viewed as an alternative to the gas tax; however, it seems to lackthe necessary support from the elected leaders as well as the transportation experts. The state iswilling to roll the project, however, before this happens the state wants assurance on theapplicability and the benefits of the project. The reason why the gas tax (per gallon tax) needs tobe changed is its inability to match the inflation as well as bringing less revenue since the carsare becoming more fuel-efficient.The state of Oregon is one of the places where the VMT tax has been tested. The pilotproject that requires 5,000 volunteering drivers that will be used as a sample to the public. Thevolunteer drivers will be used in the project to te

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