State Transportation Commission looking at road usage charge

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OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Transportation Commission will hear feedback from a 25-member committee on road usage charging on Tuesday. 

The road usage charge is a potential long-term sustainable funding source for transportation infrastructure.

Right now drivers pay for road improvements through the per gallon gas taxes, but in the future, instead of paying by the gallon, drivers could be taxed by the mile. 

The commission will report its recommendations to the Legislature and Governor in January as to how the state should proceed in evaluating a road usage charge system as a potential future transportation funding alternative. 

Tuesday’s meeting starts at 9 a.m.

 For more information about the commission and a complete meeting agenda, click here:  www.wstc.wa.gov/