Today's Pickup: Libertarian Group Pushes Toll-Financing Infrastructure Plan

Todays Pickup: Libertarian Group Pushes Toll-Financing Infrastructure Plan

  • A Reason Foundation study released this week argues for both a private sector plan to rebuild the nation's crumbling highways and the need to transition from per-gallon fuel taxes to per-mile highway user charges.
  • Its central theme is that an electronically-collected per-mile toll is a mileage-based user fee that already enjoys wide public acceptance.
  • States would have to commit to using the revenues solely to operate and maintain the nation's highways.
  • Seven of the eight Chinese autonomous vehicle companies currently testing in Beijing are also testing in California and have headquarters based in Silicon Valley.


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