Mileage Tax Makes Sense in Massachusetts

Robert D. Atkinson October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018

In a letter to the editor for the Springfield Republican, Rob Atkinson explains why a vehicle miles traveled tax (VMT) makes sense for Massachusetts. In contrast to what the paper’s editorial claimed, a VMT would not unfairly target drives who commute longer distances. A VMT would be more privacy protective than toll transponders because the only information the government would ever get is a payment that the in-vehicle system calculates and sends automatically. In short, a VMT is a system whose time has come.