Monday, May 13, 2013 | 2 a.m.
In the column that ran May 5, “Charging for miles traveled will help fix roads, ease traffic,” authors Denvil Duncan and John Graham have a rational fix: Base one’s tax on mileage used (but throw in weight and whatever else wears down our highways too).
In Nevada, this should be a piece of cake. We already have to get a smog test, which requires the vehicle make, year, etc., so weight can be determined. It also shows mileage. Also, when one sells a car, the final mileage of the owner is recorded.
There you have it. A simple way to collect the information to assess highway tax fairly.
Come on, whomever is in charge. Let’s make Nevada No. 1 for sanity in collecting highway maintenance and construction taxes.