Welcome to the War on Cars Watch, a weekly blog to bring together all the stories that affect motorists with regards to street planning such as road diets, and traffic calming as well as programs such as Vision Zero and Complete Streets. This blog will give you highlights of the week’s stories and commentary from […]
5 Blog Posts From the VMT Tax Tag
The Carrot and the Stick Approach to Vehicle Tracking: What’s wrong with congestion pricing and Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Schemes?
This article first appeared in the NMA quarterly magazine Driving Freedoms Winter 2016 edition. Smart Growth supporters claim their transportation fixes will reduce congestion and lead to more accessible roads for all users. In practice, the opposite may be true. In the winter 2015 Driving Freedoms, a California NMA member described how congestion and travel […]
In this week’s TheNewspaper.com Roundup! –VA Supremes one step from banning License Plate Spying– –OH Supremes skeptical over municipal speed cam suit– –WA State VMT Tax experiment cost $2000 per participant– Friday, April 27, 2018 Virginia Supreme Court One Step From Banning License Plate Spying Police use of automated license plate readers (ALPR or ANPR) […]
The US’s aging Infrastructure seems to be falling apart but what is worse is no one knows how to fund infrastructure. How much more can motorists pay before they can no longer pay any more? Motorists already pay a state and federal gas tax. Motorists already pay special wheel taxes or additional vehicle registration fees. […]
Ayn Rand, for all her quirks, had some solid things to say. One of these was that civilization exists — or declines — in proportion to privacy. The less privacy you’ve got, the more uncivilized the society in which you live. Which is why this business of Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) technology is so extremely uncivilized. It […]