With the 21st Century Transportation Committee recommending a Vehicle Miles Tax (VMT) as one possible way to increase transportation funding, we decided to try and test the voters' sense of the concept.
And, by and large, they don't like it. Or don't understand it.
70 percent of voters had an unfavorable opinion of the concept. Only 21 percent were warm to the idea.
And the opposition to it is across the board: white, black, Democrats, Republicans. It's pretty consistent through all demographics.
Either way, an attempt to implement a VMT this year is going to be an uphill climb. Check out the full release here.
As we've said here before, we understand the need for a VMT in the future and are supportive of the idea as a replacement for the gas tax. But the voters are going to need much more education on the concept before any movement can be made.