The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) would like to know what Kansans think about how we pay for our roads and bridges. Our state roads and bridges are funded primarily by motor fuel tax revenues, the taxes we pay at the pump. Because of improving vehicle fuel efficiency and the increasing number of electric and hybrid vehicles, motor fuel consumption is projected to decrease. As a result, revenue generated by the fuel tax is also projected to decrease and is already not keeping up with the cost of repairing roads.

Your response will help KDOT better understand statewide priorities and explore potential ways to pay for the state’s roads and bridges in the future. The survey will take about 5 minutes to complete.

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* 1. Which county in Kansas do you currently live?

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* 2. In your opinion, what is the most important issue statewide? (Please choose one answer only.)

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* 3. How would you rate the quality of state highways in your area?

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* 4. Which of the following transportation investments are your top priority? (Select all that apply.)

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* 5. Do you think transportation funding overall is increasing, staying the same or decreasing?

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* 6. Currently in Kansas, the average price of regular gasoline is $2.99 per gallon. Roughly how much of that per gallon cost is the state gasoline tax?

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* 7. Do you know how much you pay annually in fuel taxes?

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* 8. Do you currently keep track of your mileage for work or otherwise?

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* 9. Do you have/use a smartphone?

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* 10. Does your home or business have broadband internet access?

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* 11. How familiar are you with the concept of a road usage charge, where drivers pay for roads based on the number of miles they drive?

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* 12. Currently people who drive less fuel-efficient cars pay more fuel tax per mile driven than people who drive more fuel-efficient vehicles. Imagine that Kansas put in place a road usage charge where you pay for each mile you drive (instead of a fuel tax on each gallon of fuel you purchase). Do you believe a road usage charge would be more fair, less fair or about the same as a fuel tax?

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* 13. Thinking about paying a fee for each mile you drive, which of the following are the most important issues to you? (Select all that apply.)

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* 14. What else should be considered when designing a pilot for Kansans and the Midwest?

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* 15. The Kansas Department of Transportation is seeking  volunteers to participate in a road usage charge study in spring 2022. Please select which opportunities you would be interested in. KDOT will reach out with more information and/or invitation to participate.

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* 16. Please provide the following information (optional).

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