To ensure everyone pays their fair share: Considering the range of MPG of today’s vehicles on the road, the gas tax has become inequitable. For the same miles driven, drivers pay widely different amounts for their roadway use, depending on their vehicle’s MPG. This inequity is expected to grow each year as vehicle MPG continues to increase.
Washington. The pilot will help us determine how drivers would best record mileage in and out of Washington state.
One way that drivers can ensure they are not charged for miles driven out of state is by selecting the GPS-enabled “mileage meter” or smarthphone app options for reporting miles. These two options utilize GPS to ensure drivers are only charged for miles they drive in Washington. The State of Washington will not store or record specific location data, only the total number of miles driven in state.
During the pilot, drivers who use the “low-tech” or “no-tech” options would not be able to distinguish miles driven in or out of state.