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8Heavytruckscostthestateanextra78millionindamagesperyearPavementoriginallydesignedtolast20yearswouldwearoutinsevenBeyondfactoringweightintotheequaonthefairestwaytogaugeadriversuseoftheroadsisonpureconsumponlikewithtolling.Whileitisntfeasible-fromacostperspecve-totollallroadsmorestatesareconsideringaMileageBasedUserFeesMBUFasameanstomoreaccuratelytrackconsumpon.Ratherthanpaybythegallongastaxwhichisimpactedbyfueleciencyusersarechargedbythemile.TheunknownforMBUFsarehowtobesttrackandcollectfees.Oponsincludengcarswithtechnologytoallowdriverstopayatthepumpaswithgasorpayfeesaspartofvehicleregistraonrenewals.PaymentscouldbebrokenoutacrosstheyeartoavoidonelargepaymentandMBUFsalsoopenthedoorforvaryingratesbasedonweight.WiththeproposedmodelanaveragecarCamrywouldbeheldharmless-payingthesameamountoftaxbutnotdecreasingovermewithincreasedfueleciency.ThePriuswouldpayaratemoreinlinewiththemilesdrivenbutslllowerthanaCamrybecauseoflowerweight.AndaheavierSequoiawouldpayonaratemorealignedwiththewearitinictsontheroadways.Boomlineissuessuchasprivacycolleconandlumpsumpaymentscouldallbeworkedoutgiventhewilltondareplacementfororenhancementtodiminishinggastaxrevenue.CurrentGasTaxModelVehicleGasTaxRateYrlyMilesMPGGallonsUsedTotalTaxToyotaCamry0.3651500025600219.00ToyotaPrius0.3651500050300109.50ToyotaSequoia0.36515000151000365.00ProposedTaxMBUFModelVehicleWeightlbsYrlyMilesFactorWxMFactorTotalTaxToyotaCamry327515000224315219.00ToyotaPrius304215000224315203.42ToyotaSequoia573015000224315383.17TherealiesarestarkNorthCarolinawillseea43percentincreaseinpopulaon-13.5millionby2040ThegastaxisalosingmodeloverthelongtermbecauseofrisingfueleciencyIfwemaintainthestatusquowefacea5BILLIONshorallbetweennowand2040.Ifwewantasafeandecienttransportaonnetworkthatfosterseconomicprosperitywefacea60BILLIONgap.Ourstatesabilitytogroweconomicallyaractnewindustryandsafelymoveworkerscizensgoodsandservicesisdirectlyimpactedbythecondionandbreadthofourtransportaonnetwork.Inaconwillnotsolvetheproblemnorwillpassingitalongtothenextgroupofleaders.Nonewtaxesorfeesareeverpopularbutneitherareclosedbridgespotholesormassivetraccongeson.Acngnowpreventsafundingcrisisfromoccurring.Andacngnowtoconsiderandenacttransformavefundingmeasurescannancewide-scaleimprovementsonexisngtransportaoninfrastructure-savingmoneynowcomparedtocostlyreplacementinthefuture.NorthCarolinadeservestobetheGoodRoadsStateagainbutthatrequiresanunderstandingbythepublicofthebenetsofinvesnginourtransportaonsystem.Moreimportantlyitrequiresvisionaryleadershiptoenacttransportaonfundingreformthatplansforandembracesthefuture.Notasachallenge-butasanopportunity.WhereWeGoFromHereDiggingDeep