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Adam Smith on the Cost of Freight Mobility

In Uncategorized on June 23, 2009 at 2:41 am

Adam Smith–no, different guy–reintroduced his proposal for a charge on the cost of moving freight in the U.S.  The Democrat congressman, who can see the Port of Tacoma from his home, would raise revenue from the equivalent of a 1 percent tax on ground transportation moves beyond 50 miles.  Like competing fee schemes introduced by other Members the receipts in Smith’s bill would go toward making freight related infrastructure improvements.  None of the three bills tossed in so far are palatable to the freight community but some see Smith’s as being a bit more reasoned. – Pbea

Adam Smith on the Cost of Freight Mobility