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State mulls pay-by-mile gas tax in response to fuel-efficient cars

Published: December 8, 2012
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Source: Komo News

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7a/TOYOTA_Prius.jpg/320px-TOYOTA_Prius.jpgSEATTLE -- Cars are becoming more and more fuel-efficient, and you would think that's a good thing.

But Washington state is actually losing money because of it and as a result, the state is now considering a "pay-by-mile" tax.

The state predicts gas tax collected today won't add up to enough cash to pay for future road projects.

Drivers of fuel-efficient cars are spending less at the pump, which means they are paying less in gas tax while driving the same amount of miles.

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