Monday, July 06, 2009

And more to throw against the wall

Public Policy Center seeks participants for road user study

Getting it ready to tax ya' when you drive....there ya' go...they getcha coming and going!

The University of Iowa Public Policy Center is looking for drivers in nine Eastern Iowa counties to participate in a national study that will test a new approach to financing the nation's roadways. A new approach is needed because the current gas tax is steadily becoming less effective, according to center experts.

The study involves a global positioning system (GPS) that will allow drivers to pay only for the actual number of miles they travel. It is designed to be a fair and confidential way to collect road use taxes, said Lori Jarmon, project manager of operations for the study.

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