San Francisco — Roadways in the San Francisco Bay Area see a lot of traffic, and many roads are riddled with potholes.
But repairing the roads won't be free, say transportation officials. That's why they're proposing a new tax for road maintenance.
"Whether or not we do it with gas tax.. sales tax.. or a vehicle miles travel fee..something.. something needs to be done.. or we can watch these roads turn to gravel roads," says Randy Rentschler.
They're proposing a $0.10 per mile tax on drivers, to pay for road improvements. Transit officials say average Bay Area drivers would pay about $1,300 per year.
Enforcement could be an issue, because the tax would require drivers to have a mileage-tracker installed in cars, which could be costly and difficult to enforce.