Sunday, September 3, 2017

UPDATE. Comparable level of road damage by big rigs is off the chart

Source:  Streets MN

Vehicle license plate fees in Wisconsin (DOT)
  • 9-ton semi-trailer:  $301
  • Chevy Tahoe:  $84
  • Toyota Highlander:  $75
  • Prius:  $75
Using the above chart, the fair share for a 9-ton semi is $30,755.

Now there's a revenue stream.

Related reading:
How Vehicle Load Affects Pavement Performance.  (Transportation Information Center, UW-Madison)

Original 9/1/2017 post, "Electric vehicles?  Hybrids?  Charge a new $500 fee for driving these gashogs", starts here.

The worst performer, clocking in at 12 mph

Milwaukee, Dane counties most affected by proposed fee for hybrid, electric vehicles.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 9/1/2017)
Budget-writing committee co-chairwoman Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, said Thursday lawmakers are discussing a top fee ranging from $75 to $100 for electric vehicles and a smaller fee for hybrid vehicles. Darling said lawmakers haven’t made a final decision yet on either, however.

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