Libertarian Think Tank sent a letter to Congress last week asking lawmakers for a voluntary nationwide User-Pay Pilot Program (VMT-Tax) (War on Cars Watch)

Improving roads and bridges with fees collected by a mileage-based usage system as an alternative to raising federal fuel taxes is on the table as Congress begins fresh debates over how to pay for infrastructure.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a Washington, D.C.-based libertarian think tank, sent a letter to Congress today asking lawmakers to support a voluntary nationwide user-pay pilot program, for both cars and heavy-duty trucks – asserting that fuel taxes will become increasing regressive as vehicles become more fuel-efficient. CEI is leading a 17-member coalition supporting the program.