April 16, 2008
More VMT Tax Trials
I just finished listening to last week's presentation on the ODOT trial of a mileage tax and I came away impressed by just how complicated both the study and the means of collecting the info for the tax were. I wonder if the Puget Sound trial was less complicated?
Portland State University
Center for Transportation Studies
Spring 2008 Transportation Seminar Series
Speaker: Matthew Kitchen, Puget Sound Regional Council
Topic: Traffic Study Choices: Findings from a Road Pricing Experiment
When: Friday, April 18, 2008, 12:00-1:30pm
Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204
April 17, 2008 9:09 PM
Well, VMT might change the driving patterns of Oregon, but like not for good reasons. I'd definitely hack the device or leave this state if They try to get a tracking device in my car. I'm not much of a conspiracy theorist (usually I'll happily debase them) but this is going way too far for what I'll tolerate out of government.
Worse than London's so-called congestion fee, which is also an easy way to justify getting a whole city on camera.
April 17, 2008 10:23 PM
The whole city of London was already on camera before the congestion charges. 30 some years of IRA warfare, and the city was very interested in tracking the movement of cars, specifically ones that came over on the ferry recently...
Don't get me wrong, there can be civil liberty issues with congestion charges, but in London's case the congestion charges didn't change anything.
April 18, 2008 10:02 AM
al m Says:
NO ON ANY NEW TAXES!
NO! NO! NO! NO!
The government cannot be trusted with our money, isn't that obvious by now?