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Old Posted Mar 2, 2017, 5:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Bdawe View Post
Thing is that we also benefit by controlling usage of particular choke points like downtown or expensive bridges, where capacity will always be of short supply. gas taxes treat all infrastructure as equally expensive and all traffic levels as equally efficient.
Gas taxes have a slight advantage in that they hit inefficient vehicles more than efficient ones, which gives a slight incentive towards buying fuel efficient vehicles. But then that goes the other way in that when more people are driving fuel efficient vehicles the amount of money collected through gas taxes go down...
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