Miles Based User Fee (MBUF)

The objective of the pooled fund project is to learn and begin coordinating efforts with respect to the miles based user fee (MBUF) concept. Up to now, coordination between states has been difficult. Several states have conducted their own research and demonstration projects and some states have expressed interest in just learning more about the topic. In an effort to begin coordinating efforts and advancing the knowledge on MBUF the pooled fund will have two main objectives: (1) Offer membership to the MBUF Alliance. Each state will have opportunity to dedicate a portion of their annual contribution towards this organization and their educational events. As a research and educational organization, the mission of the Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance is to: (a) Create a constructive learning environment and policy space for collaboration and networking among individuals and groups interested in mileage based user fees; (b) Coordinate efforts to build awareness of mileage-based user fee programs in the US and around the world; and (c) Promote research to test the feasibility of mileage-based user fee programs. (2) Solicit and select specific research projects that all member states are jointly interested in performing. On an annual cycle, the remaining project moneys will be used to fund research projects that will cover areas of the MBUF concept that have not been explored to date. Topics could range from alternate tax collection designs, to enforcement alternatives, to private industry scenario testing and standards recommendations.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $70000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building
    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155

    Washington State Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building
    Olympia, WA  United States  98504

    Nevada Department of Transportation

    1263 South Stewart Street
    Carson City, NV  United States  89712
  • Project Managers:

    Jansen, Lisa

  • Start Date: 20120101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20190429
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41946

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01563872
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(289)
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 23 2015 1:00AM