Multi-State VMT-Based Charge System

Phase 1 of the I-95 Corridor Coalition's multi-state vehicle miles of travel (VMT) analysis was one of the first projects in the U.S. to review the administrative, institutional and legal issues associated with VMT-based charges. That project provided a good initial overview of desired system functionality. It addressed the required administrative functions needed to collect VMT charges and highlighted the key issues and concerns that Coalition members would need to consider in a multi-state VMT arrangement. The project considered potential institutional arrangements and used the existing, limited information to develop estimated costs for administering VMT charges. The Phase 1 Coalition VMT project established the foundation and the groundwork for a recommended more detailed and specific analysis in selected contiguous states as a Phase 2 follow on project. The Phase 2 project will be based on actual operating environments and current conditions in the selected states and will analyze specific adaptations that would need to be made to administer VMT based charges. The Phase 2 analysis will include a detailed and targeted analysis of operational processes, legal frameworks and institutional arrangements, and how they may need to be adapted to incorporate a VMT-based charge should Coalition members consider such a direction. Also will analyze the alignment of required VMT administrative functions to those existing functions most prevalent within state DMVs, toll authorities and state Revenue Agencies. Project 18-1V: Multi-State VMT-Based Charge System Based on direction from the Executive Board, the Coalition will be initiating a significant project this fall to explore the institutional and legal issues associated with the potential establishment of a multi-state VMT-based fee system as a replacement for the current gasoline tax. Based on review by the recently established Member Advisory Committeeand discussion with Coalition Leadership. The objectives of this project are to: (1) build consensus on system functionality ; (2) identify institutional and administrative requirements; (3) assess usefulness of current procedures E-ZPass, IFTA and IRP; (4) define and evaluate institutional and administrative alternatives; (5) prepare preliminary cost estimates; (6) determine relevance and seriousness of legal issues and barriers to Stateenabling legislation; and (7) develop recommendations.


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    I-95 Corridor Coalition

    1390 Piccard Drive, Suite 200
    Rockville, MD  United States  20850
  • Project Managers:

    Schoener, George

  • Performing Organizations:

    Maryland State Highway Administration

    707 N Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21202
  • Start Date: 20070201
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20111231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35483

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01495005
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 7 2013 1:00AM