TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (April 15, 2015) — The Sunshine State's Senate Transportation Committee recently approved legislation directing Florida's Center for Urban Transportation to study the impact of implementing a system that would charge drivers based on vehicle miles traveled (VMT).
The bill will next be considered by the legislature's Regulated Industries Committee, according to the Specialty Equipment Market Association's (SEMA) Washington, D.C., staff.
Under the bill, the Center for Urban Transportation, in consultation with the Florida Transportation Commission, would establish a pilot program to study the feasibility of implementing a system that charges drivers based on VMT. The program would analyze a VMT tax as an alternative to the current gas tax structure to fund transportation projects, SEMA said.
More information is available on SEMA's Action Network website.