Rep. Mary Dye speaks against measure that would require counties to plan for ‘pay per mile’ program

A bill that would, in part, require some counties in Washington to begin planning for the vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) program, drew sharp opposition Friday from Republicans in the House Environment and Energy Committee. The ranking Republican on the committee, Rep. Mary Dye, spoke against House Bill 1099, noting that this and several other transportation-related policy bills should be heard by the House Transportation Committee, instead of the Environment and Energy Committee. VMT, also known as “road usage charge” or the “pay-per-mile program,” if enacted, would require motorists to pay a tax for every mile they drive in Washington.

Watch Rep. Dye's committee speech:


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