Mileage-based user fees
Vehicles are becoming more fuel efficient and people are driving less. This means gas taxes cover less and less of the maintenance costs for our roads. Minnesota has 1,149 bridges that are structurally deficient. Traffic congestion is also an externalized cost that drivers don't pay for. In the regional plan and the transportation policy plan, explore ways to implement mileage-based fees to replace gas taxes. This is a better way to fund our infrastructure and will make people more aware of the true cost of driving.