Matter of miles

Nevada lawmakers are looking for alternatives to the gas tax as they seek to provide for future infrastructure funding, and—as a result—the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles plans to soon begin tracking the miles drivers travel each year.

Last week, the Reno Gazette Journal reported the state will begin collecting odometer readings on the majority of vehicles in the state beginning in October.

In the state’s populous areas, like Clark and Washoe counties, the department will gather mileage with the smog check data collected during the vehicle registration process. In many rural areas, people will have to submit odometer readings when they register their vehicles.

Department of Motor Vehicles spokesperson Kevin Malone told the Las Vegas Sun the information will not be linked to individuals and will only be used for reports to the Nevada Legislature.