With the Infrastructure Bill now in front of the House of Representatives, people are trying to understand what’s happening with a motor vehicle mileage tax.
According to the Vice President of the Bipartisan Policy Center, Michele Nellenbach, the government is not taxing anyone based on the miles they drive- yet.
Under this bill there is a pilot program that will seek volunteers from across the United States to try it.
The reason for this possible new tax is that society currently pays a gas tax per gallon.
As electric cars and vehicles that run more efficiently on fuel begin to take over, the money that was made will need to be replaced.
The taxes from gas are vital in the maintenance of roads and bridges in the U.S.
It will be $10 million per year to study this pilot program for next 5 years, and even then, it may not be a program that works.
The end goal is to make up for the lost revenue on gas.
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