Arciero Opposed to Replacing Gas Tax With "Pay Per Mile" Fees

Westford's State Senator, Eileen Donoghue (D-Lowell) also cited concerns with the idea.

Recently a hearing was held for legislation proposed on Beacon Hill to replace the gas tax with a "pay by the mile" vehicle tax that would be studied in a pilot program.

State Representative Carl Sciortino (D-Medford) was the lead sponsor on the bill, and he also proposed a similar bill based on "pay by the mile" rates for car insurance as well. 

Last week, the Lowell Sun reached out to local legislators, who were almost uniformly opposed to the measure. 

Westford's State Representative, Jim Arciero, told the Sun that he had concerns over privacy issues.

Meanwhile, Westford's State Senator, Eileen Donoghue, said she had immediate concerns adding a new tax after a recent raise in the gas tax but said she has not yet seen the proposal. 

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