Pay-per-mile driven instead of gas tax? Testing with tolls coming to Va.

Virginia is about to join the areas testing a fee per mile driven as a potential replacement for the gas tax to fund critical transportation needs.

The I-95 Corridor Coalition is expanding the East Coast testing of a “vehicle miles traveled fee,” also sometimes referred to as a mileage-based user fee, to more drivers. The group is teaming up with Transurban to consider how a per-mile tax for all driving would work alongside toll lanes like the Interstate 95 Express Lanes, Executive Director Patricia Hendren said.

The Virginia testing is also set to look at whether the mileage-based fee itself should rise and fall on all roads based on the time of day or amount of traffic.