DOVER, Del. (AP) --
What if motorists paid taxes based on the miles they drive in each state,
instead of the gasoline they burn?
The concept is
being tested with GPS devices recording distance and location up and down
the Interstate 95 corridor.
The News Journal
reports that more than 100 Delaware state employees are trying it out.
already pay mileage-based user fees, and something has to change to pay for
road construction and maintenance costs as electric vehicles and
better-mileage cars replace gas-guzzlers.
But the idea of
tracking private vehicles raises privacy concerns. I-95 Corridor Coalition
director Patricia Hendren says user data would be erased after each month’s
invoice, and aggregated data would be seen only by state transportation
departments from Maine to Florida.