Would a national vehicle miles travelled (VMT) fee help or harm low income households and/or rural places? Funding and Finance StrategiesWould a national vehicle miles travelled (VMT) fee help or harm low income households and/or rural places?Some resources to consider:Article: Trends in Per Capita VMT Read ArticleArticle: How Have Different State Populations Changed Their Gasoline Consumption? Read ArticleReport: Refreshing the Status Quo: Federal Highway Programs and Funding Distribution Access ReportBack to Solution Forum HomeSuggest a Forum Topic Search for: Comments Robert Puentes says: Plus, while congestion pricing programs can be carefully crafted to minimize impacts… Avital Barnea says: The California Integrated Travel Project (Cal-ITP) will be a statewide solution to… Paul Lewis says: With a growing emphasis on climate change, finding ways to invest in… Explore Other TopicsAn Environmentally Sustainable and Resilient Future Funding and Finance Strategies Leveraging Technology to Improve Transportation Systems Multimodal Freight Policy and Innovation Next Evolution of Governance Structures in America Safety and Security for the Next Century The Future of Aviation Urban Development Policies Workforce and Leadership in Transportation Get Social Join the Conversation: Comment Below Karen Price2021-05-09T19:08:13-04:00 2 Comments Asha Weinstein Agrawal March 31, 2021 at 12:07 am - Reply One option to make mileage fees more equitable is to consider a “lifeline” rate for low-income drivers, similar to the reduced rates that low-income families pay for electricity in California under the CARE/FERA program (https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/lowincomerates/). An MTI survey released in March found that 62% of Americans support lower mileage fee rates for low-income drivers. (See Q15 in this report: https://transweb.sjsu.edu/research/2101A) Robert Puentes March 30, 2021 at 5:18 pm - Reply A VMT fee would be regressive fee, as are most other transportation charges, including gas taxes, sales taxes, and parking fees. Revenues can be used to improve transit services, which are disproportionately used by lower-income populations. There’s a great calculator in a recent WashingtonPost article –> https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/interactive/2021/electric-mileage-tax/ Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.