As Washington Drags Its Feet, States Take the Lead on Mileage Fees

Oregon, true to its history as the first state to implement a gas tax, was also the first state to consider getting rid of it — in exchange for adopting a mileage-based system for highway funding. And the Beaver state isn’t alone: A number of other states have done studies and introduced legislation to charge drivers for the distance they travel instead of the gasoline they consume…
In the past decade, about two dozen states have examined the feasibility of such a system. Here are some of the more noteworthy initiatives: