5 Blog Posts From the WASHINGTON Tag


Pay by the mile per hour

Reporters are catching on to the reason governments want to tax cars by the mile. They track miles by planting a spy in your car. The spy also knows when you’ve been speeding. Talk about the tail wagging the dog. You owe $10 for a week of driving and $10,000 for a week of speeding. […]

Vehicle Emissions Standards—Now What?

Vehicle Emissions Standards—Now What?

The long awaited but not too surprising ruling by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week on turning back the Obama era CAFÉ Standards seems to have confused the issue even more. At issue: by 2025, automakers who want to sell new cars to American consumers must boost a corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) to […]

Congestion Pricing Cannot be the Future of Transportation Funding, Part 1: NMA E-Newsletter #468

Congestion Pricing Cannot be the Future of Transportation Funding, Part 1: NMA E-Newsletter #468

Single-occupant Northern Virginia commuters had a rude awakening in early December when they used Interstate 66 express lanes and found new tolls spiking as high as $44 for commuting the 10-mile stretch between the Capital Beltway and the District of Columbia. While the Virginia DOT showed that the average round-trip toll during the first week […]

March, 2017 speed limit news roundup

There is a good amount of speed-related legislative activity this spring. The Arkansas legislature quickly approved HB 2057, intended to raise freeway speed limits to 75 and two lane speed limits to 65. It is unclear if freeway speed limits will actually increase. The Highway Commission already had authority to raise speed limits and did […]

Washington DOT refuses to raise speed limit

Last week the Washington state Secretary of Transportation said he did not want to comply with a new law raising the speed limit to 75. There was a press release with quotable quotes and fabricated figures, but in the end it was just a matter of opinion. Or should I say, from the beginning it […]