Will study result in a new tax?

Early warnings: a transportation tax by the mile. It’s been mentioned before but now the Texas Transportation Commission has ordered a study.

Since there is so much resistance to increasing the state gasoline tax the Commission has authorized a study of a new tax based on the number of miles you drive. Will this be in addition to the current tax by the gallon or in lieu of it? Since it is obviously more complicated to collect than the current gas tax, I suggest the hope by the Commission is that it will raise more revenue to build more roads. Texas A&M will lead the study.

Learn more about it in this Houston Chronicle article.

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