Road Usage Charge (RUC) in Lieu of Gas Tax

Issue brief
Taxes & Fees Transportation 

Many states and the federal government are looking to transition from the gas tax to a fee based on mileage driven on public roads. The Washington Transportation Commission has been investigating this policy for a decade at the direction of the Legislature via provisos in the transportation budget. These policies have different names in different locations: road usage charge, road user charge, pay-by-mile tax, mileage-based-user fee, highway users charge, or highway usage charge.





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