I have a confession to make. I really am not very interested in your sex life, and see no reason you should be interested in mine. However, I am very interested in not being killed by a giant pothole, or concrete falling off an overpass. And somehow, I’d guess you feel the same way. I just wish our lawmakers did.
Today, the University of Michigan is releasing a new study showing that our model of funding road repairs based on how much gas is sold is out of date.
Cars get much better mileage today. Besides, I could drive 10,000 miles in my tiny little Fiat, and do far less damage to the roads than an overloaded, gravel-hauling tractor-trailer would do covering half that distance.
You don’t need to be Isaac Newton to figure that out. The report suggests getting money to fix the roads by setting a mileage fee.