Although the governor’s transportation commissioner has called the state’s current gas tax structure an “archaic” way of keeping up Tennessee’s roads, Gov. Bill Haslam says he has no plans to restructure the levy.
Last week, Commissioner John Schroer suggested to the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization the state would benefit from a system that shifted the tax to a usage fee  based on miles driven and vehicle weight.
When asked whether he would change the tax in his second term, Haslam said, “We don’t know that,” and later added, “Right now, we don’t have any plans to change Tennessee’s formula.”
At the federal level, the Highway Trust Fund is running out of money to send to states, putting funding for road work and improvements in a crunch.
Here’s the Q&A between the governor and reporters Tuesday:
Reporter: Governor, last week in Knoxville, Commissione