SANDAG is the San Diego County’s Regional Transportation Agency. This group is lead by a bunch of crazy hacks who have been trying to figure out how to get San Diego drivers to take public transit.
Carl DeMaio from Reform California talked to John & Ken about a new mileage tax idea to force you out of your car and into buses.
San Diego County’s Regional Transportation Agency’s (SANDAG) latest transportation plan is designed to make driving so expensive that you succumb to public transportation. In addition to the current gas tax and registration fees, SANDAG’s plan adds three new half-cent sales tax increases, over 800 miles of San Diego County freeway lanes converted to toll lanes, and a mileage tax for every mile driven to pay for their $165 billion public mass transit plan.
SANDAG’s new plan refuses to build the road improvements promised in their last plan but will continue to tax us until 2048 to pay for them.
SANDAG’s finance plan states, "Charging fees for the transportation infrastructure that people use—for example, charging users for each mile they drive on the highway—can change travel behavior."