DOVER – Pay the state for each mile driven on Delaware’s roadways?
How does that sound?
Before jumping to conclusions about a system that could replace the current gas tax paid at the pump, at least listen to the reasons for it.
That’s according to Oregon Department of Transportation spokeswoman Michelle Godfrey, who said she typically needs just a couple minutes to convince someone of the merits of her state’s ongoing pilot program.
“Once they’ve learned a little bit more about it, they start to come around,” Ms. Godfrey said.
On Tuesday, the Delaware Department of Transportation announced that the state applied for and received a $1.49 million federal grant to analyze and test all facets of a road usage fee system.
Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont will also launch programs as part of the I-95 Corridor Coalition.