While the coming revenue shortfall for road funding is real, motorists and others who rely on a well-maintained road system, such as trucking companies, need to see and understand a genuine value proposition to support making a major change in road funding. In a 2019 Reason Foundation policy paper, a co-author of this policy brief suggested two elements of such a value proposition:
- Fix all the shortcomings of the 100-year old fuel tax, not just its revenue shortfall.
- Begin the transition with something that offers large, visible benefits to users of the roads.
 Robert W. Poole, Jr., “How a State Could Transition from Per-Gallon Taxes to Per-Mile Charges,” Reason Foundation, Sept. 17, 2019), https://perma.cc/JK24-XUR7.