Earl Blumenaur: Slowest Big Brother Ever?

The Daily Journal of Commerce reports that our intrepid Congressman is sponsoring a bill that would look at a national study along the lines of ODOT’s pilot program to use in-car GPS systems to track Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) to allow a VMT tax as an alternative to the gas tax.

But all of you who are convinced that this is a secret plan to track your every movement, relax – the article reports Congress is looking at a “a five- to 10-year period of study and slow integration.”

Personally I think congestion pricing is a more practical and effective way to achieve similar policy goals, but if a VMT tax is where we’re headed, Oregon may as well be the leader (propelled by Federal funding for development).

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