Public Information Meeting

VMT Fee Study - Invasion of Privacy and Wasteful Spending - NDOT

Please attend this hearing tomorrow:

INVASION OF OUR PRIVACY:

http://www.meetup.com/US-Patriots/events/27270361/


NDOT Proposed Tax Increase based on the following study:

For Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Fee Study – Phase 2

PURPOSE OF MEETING:

Nevada is at a crossroads when it comes to funding much-needed transportation projects. Fuel taxes are not keeping pace as a viable mechanism for funding transportation needs.

Consider this: Hybrid/electric vehicle use is increasing. In 2016, an estimated 20 percent of new vehicles will be alternative fuel vehicles. While an important positive for our environment, these alternative vehicles pay limited fuel tax to support roadway construction and maintenance and will cause an approximate 15 percent loss in road funding in coming years.

Vehicle fuel efficiency will increase to an average 37 miles a gallon by 2016, leading to less road funding collected from fuel taxes per gallon.

Current funding for road construction, maintenance and operations comes from fuel taxes. Today, due to inflation, these fuel taxes cover approximately half of the road construction, maintenance and operations costs per gallon that they funded when last raised in 1992.

The Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Fee Study, being conducted by the Nevada Department of Transportation and supported by the University of Nevada, Reno and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, evaluates VMT fees as a potential funding replacement of the fuel tax. The study is in the second of three phases.

In a VMT fee system, users may be charged a fee based on the number of miles driven, and the user may not pay the fuel taxes per gallon. Similar studies are being conducted in other states and by the federal government.

WHEN AND WHERE:

The public information meeting will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2011, from
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 North Eastern Avenue,
Ballroom A, Las Vegas NV.

WHERE YOU COME IN:

You are invited to attend the meeting at your convenience anytime during the meeting hours (3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.). Representatives will be available during the meeting to discuss the VMT Fee Study with you individually and answer your questions. Your comments may be submitted for the public record in writing at the meeting or verbally to a court reporter, who will be available throughout the meeting. In addition to any comments received at the meeting, written or email comments will be accepted through Friday, August 12, 2011. More information is available at

www.vmtfeenv.com and comments can be emailed to vmtfeestudy@vmtfeenv.com with a reference to the VMT Fee Study.
You may mail your comments to Alauddin Khan, Study Coordinator, Nevada Department of Transportation, 1263 S. Stewart St., Carson City, NV 89712.

NOTE: Reasonable efforts will be made to assist and accommodate physically handicapped persons desiring to attend the meeting. Requests for auxiliary aids or services to assist individuals with disabilities or limited English proficiency should be made with as much advance notice as possible to Julie Maxey, Nevada Department of Transportation, Public Hearings Officer, at (775) 888-7171.