Transportation is certainly vital to our lifestyles. What are politicians to do when faced with lower fuel tax revenues (high mileage vehicles, hybrids, electrics) and ever increasing costs for maintaining our road systems?
Charge by the common denominator, mileage!
Already, there's talk of recouping the costs of bike lanes. Here in Portland, OR, the bikers are a pretty strong lobbying group. They want their priveledges and have it paid for by motorist. So any kind of bike tax is shouted down.
In the days, how were horse and buggies taxed? They were taxed, right?
P.S. sorry for the stray url links in the OP. don't know how those got in there.
Oops that blew up ... go figure!!