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Transportation is circulation. There are many levels of "entity". A person, sports team, city, state, nation, engineers; on and on. Entities depend on circulation. The robustness of that circulation defines an upper limit to the relative health of that entity. If the transportation network is not good the health of a geographic entity suffers in many ways, from increased repairs to vehicles, an unwillingness to commute, even analysis in prospective value adding business relocation decisions. Forward looking entity leaders consider the increase in incoming capital and taxes with better roads, backward looking (or stagnant) entity "leaders" look at how much they can afford with past conditions. It's all relative.
" it appears that for transparency and sustainability we will need to assess loaded trucks at a rate of $0.50 per mile and small-light vehicles at $0.01 per mile. "The using fuel consumption ratesFrom
18 wheeler truck 4 to 6 MPG would equal a tax of $ 2.00 to $ 3.00 / gallon of diesel
US light duty vehicle average = 20 MPG would equal a tax of $2.00 per gallon gasoline