How to Pay for Roads

Blog, Energy, Les Routledge

As vehicles get more fuel efficient, the old model of using road taxes to pay for road upkeep and construction is breaking down.  This article explores how the UK is dealing with the challenge.

I can see the day emerging when both road upkeep fees and insurance are metered by the number of miles or hours driven and the traffic conditions that are encountered in addition to the type of vehicle driven.  Both transportation authorities and insurance companies need a good cost accountant to go in and show them where their real cost drivers are.