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(SPEA Insights is a peer-reviewed discussion of topical research by SPEA faculty and other experts)

Mileage-Based Road User Fees:
Do Americans Support or Oppose Them?

by: Denvil Duncan and John D. Graham

Denvil Duncan and John GrahamDespite several pilot studies and commissioned reports, very little is known about public opinion regarding the replacement of fuel taxes with mileage user fees. Using data from the recently completed 2013 IU SPEA Mileage User Fee Survey, we show that there is widespread public opposition to the enactment of a mileage-based road user fee. This issue of SPEA Insights provides an overview of the Survey and summarizes some of the main findings.

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