Surface Bill Lands in the Senate

POLITICO‘s Morning Transportation cites Senior Fellow Marc Scribner on highway funding legislation in the Senate.

VMT pilot: The bill would authorize $12.5 million per year to fund state and regional pilots testing out “user-based alternative revenue mechanisms” to the gas tax. Marc Scribner, a senior fellow and transportation analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, was critical of that line item, telling POLITICO that it’s “simply not enough to jumpstart the transition away from fuel tax revenue.” He said the bill overall “represents a continuation of the surface transportation status quo that is becoming less sustainable with each passing year.”

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