Report: 49 percent of Americans support mileage fees

A report from the Mineta Transportation Institute found that nearly half of all Americans support a mileage fee and that 75 percent of Americans support a gas tax increase if the money is used on maintenance projects.
The report “What Do American Think about Federal Tax Options to Support Transportation?” is the 11th annual report that looks at public support for raising federal transportation revenues through gas taxes and mileage fees…

The survey also found that 54 percent of those surveyed support a fee on delivery and freight trucks, and 52 percent support a fee on taxis and ridesharing vehicles. The survey also found that while 75 percent of those surveyed supported raising the federal gas tax rate by 10 cents per gallon for maintenance projects, only 44 percent supported the same raise if the money was used more generally to support the transportation system.