The Fuse

Funding Roadwork Without Penalizing EVs

March 16, 2023

By Nick Miller

This op-ed originally appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. An excerpt is below.

Transportation experts have eyed mileage-based user fees (MBUFs) for all vehicles on the road as an alternative to the gasoline tax. It would be fairer and more accurate than the flat annual fee some experts have proposed. With federal gas taxes static since 1993, road usage charges have been considered since 2005. Two decades and dozens of pilots later, policymakers are closer than ever before to identifying the best practices that can create a replacement policy for the gas tax.

Nick Miller, a Pennsylvania native, is a policy analyst for the Electrification Coalition, who previously worked at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.