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San Francisco Bay area transit considers imposing a mileage tax

GasBuddy Blog -- Under a proposal that is in its early stages, San Francisco Bay area drivers could be required to install GPS-like odometers or other devices in their vehicles and pay anywhere from a penny to 10-cents per mile driven, according to reports from AP and the Sacramento Bee.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments approved going forward with a study of a Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) tax as part of what the AP says is "a broader environmental review of several transportation options."

The current proposal would charge motorists a tax on every mile they drive in the nine-county region as a way to raise money for roads and public transit while reducing traffic and pollution.


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Submitted Jul 23, 2012 By: PD
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QuagmireLA
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 6:40:49 PM

Anything for a buck. And while we're at perhaps we should make refusal to play along a hanging offense. Less drivers = less cars on road = less pollution. See everybody wins except the individual.
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Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 4:56:29 AM

so those, who can't afford living closer due to high rent, now will have to pay more, so they are even less able to afford anything else?
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NSP31A
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:25:40 AM

Just another excuse to make government larger. San Francisco needs to vote these clowns out of office!
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rocki00
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 6:13:09 AM

Most new cars already have a device installed for big brother to watch us. So what's new!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 4:39:06 PM

Only in California!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 4:37:29 PM

ok
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andy1024
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 4:32:24 PM

if you are going to San Francisco
Be sure to put a G-P-S in your hair
If you are going to San Francisco
You are going to meet some tax people there

For those who come to San Francisco
Summer time won't be a drivin' there
In the street of San Francisco
Tax people with G-P-S in their hair

All across the nation
Such a strange vibration
No car in motion

There's whole generation
With a new traffic congestion
No car in motion
No car in motion
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 3:16:16 PM

ok
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tomok
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 3:06:59 PM

A GPS mileage tax is what its coming to as more and more city, counties and states consider the very same thing to recoup lost fuel tax revenue. You install the GPS device at your own expense and pay the mandated mileage fee too. Just make sure all fuel taxes are used for the repair or replacement of roads and bridges only. No fuel taxes dumped into the states general fund and siphoned off for other uses! With this system, the EV's and Inbreds will pay their fair share of road and bridge use too! If the GPS mileage tax is imposed, then the fuel tax is eliminated.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 3:05:54 PM

o
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 1:36:51 PM

MORE TAXES!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 1:26:53 PM

A beautiful city, so sad they allow themselves to live under these loss of civil rights and freedoms.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 1:22:24 PM

So many politician go for the lazy answer. Just increase taxes and don't worry about efficient management. They also want to intrude on the personal rights "for the good of the people" as an excuse for their own agenda.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 1:22:13 PM

This will get all those greenies who currently don't contribute their "fair share" because they're using electricity instead of paying gasoline fuel taxes.
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we don't need no stinkin' roads!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 1:17:38 PM

In other words, the local residents pay, non residents don't??
There has to be a better solution then this!!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 1:14:48 PM

Let's start charging for each breath of air too. Idiots!

[Edited by: dougtaylor1 at 7/24/2012 2:16:29 PM EST]
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If you start charging people in S.F. more money in taxes they won't be able to afford their HIV/AIDS medications...
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 1:12:04 PM

Gas tax is to pay for road work which has worked for 70 years.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 1:11:47 PM

I goes only on highways/interstates
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 1:11:23 PM

what next...
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 1:11:16 PM

Always something ...
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 1:08:20 PM

What taxes do they propose to reduce in exchange for this, so it's a revenue neutral tax hike?
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 1:05:00 PM

coming soon to your neighborhood
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 1:04:36 PM

Don't care, I don't live in that area...
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 1:02:36 PM

Highway robbery!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 1:01:49 PM

Good luck with this.

Another government entity that has far overspent the taxpayers money.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 1:01:33 PM

No wonder Calif. is going broke. When people get this news and more like it every week they move out of calif. There goes your revenue. Just like B.o. When things go bad and there's no money raise a new tax. No more visits to california if they charge tourist this Crap for driving on their roads - used to be a great state. Others states don't need to follow this stupid lead this time.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 12:59:48 PM

More money grabbing for a broken down government!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 12:57:24 PM

No, thank you!!!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 12:54:37 PM

uhuh uhuh uhuh
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 12:51:50 PM

That's BULL CRAP
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 12:51:36 PM

Do not think for a moment that this would remove any existing tax, it will just ad yet another.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 12:51:13 PM

Another day for this article on the Socialist Republic of San Francisco. They have always sought new ways to raise taxes and to secede from California and the USA. They are as far left on the fringe as you can get.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 12:49:46 PM

you can check it manually each year but no gps on my personal property!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 12:48:46 PM

Good way to screw over everybody at the same time!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 12:48:41 PM

wrap that gps thing in foil and block the signal.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 12:48:14 PM

And this is why California is in the mess it's in.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 12:47:45 PM

hot air tax...... : )
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 12:47:14 PM

boot the stupid politicians who even propose such an idea
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 12:46:28 PM

I still think this is a conspiracy by drivers of giant fuel inefficient vehicles to pay less tax. The tax-per-gallon scheme we have works well. The heavy users "use up" more of the road than the light users. The heavy users use more fuel and therefore pay more tax, which in theory goes back intoi the roads.

We do have to find a way to tax vehicles that do not use gasoline as a fuel. If the per-mile scheme is limited to them, then I am OK with it.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 12:44:05 PM

weight tax - stupidity tax - "sin" taxes (syntax)
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 12:43:02 PM

looking to replace lost fuel taxes
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 12:42:53 PM

Stale...
But still don't like it....
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 12:42:07 PM

Hope this is nothing more than a consideration
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2granny
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 12:40:55 PM

Leave it to San Francisco Bay to put one more tax on drivers.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 12:39:44 PM

Stale "news."
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 12:38:58 PM

Hah!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 12:38:50 PM

ok
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