Drivers would be taxed by the mile under a state "Road Charge" that could someday replace California's gas tax.

Caltrans is exploring the idea of a road charge to make up for declining fuel tax revenues.


As Californians buy more fuel-efficient vehicles and vehicles that don't use gas at all, Caltrans says gas tax revenues are becoming unsustainable for highway repairs.

Around 80% of highway and road repairs are funded by a tax on gasoline charged at the pump when you buy gas. The current gas tax is over 50 cents a gallon, with the average driver paying $280 each year.

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