DOT plans meetings to discuss replacing fuel tax with road usage charge

State Highway 19, or Queen Kaahumanu Highway is heavily traveled. The Department of Transportation is planning a series of meetings to get input on a proposed road usage charge for the state. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — State residents will get a chance in coming weeks to give input during a series of meetings planned throughout the state about a concept to replace the state fuel tax with a road usage charge.