CARTON - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CARTON News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Replace gas tax with user fee based on size, emissions, use http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57596733-82/gas-tax-based-emissions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57596733-82/gas-tax-based-emissions.html.csp">Letter: Replace gas tax with user fee based on size, emissions, use</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T01:01:03.45-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">How about this simple, fair idea: Repeal the gas tax for road maintenance and replace it with fees based on vehicle gross vehicle weight, emissions and use (odometer readings). Using these three parameters would also end the socialistic subsidies for those who feel they need to drive a monster truck to get a carton of milk. Any gas tax could then be used to offset health-related costs of pollution. Christopher Pond Sandy</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57596733@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 01:01:03 MDT