Implementing Pricing Schemes to Meet a Variety of Transportation Goals

Successful transportation systems in light-duty vehicle travel are measured on metrics of affordability, equity, congestion, and emissions. The development and implementation of road charges (mileage-based fees) are beginning to roll out in states such as Oregon and California, and there is a unique opportunity to couple these mechanisms with pricing strategies to meet some of the aforementioned goals. This study would focus on two key aspects of pricing: 1) the mechanism and associated effect on each goal and 2) how a particular pricing scheme could be implemented. The former will investigate a number of pricing strategies including forms of congestion pricing, rebates/exemptions for lower income drivers and/or disadvantaged communities, emissions and fuel taxes, and use fees. In addition to the impact of these pricing schemes, the distribution of funds for different services will also be investigated. In the latter topic, the PI will investigate various forms of implementing each pricing mechanism with a particular focus on integration into a single system. The primary idea is to provide a cohesive and realistically implementable strategy that can flexibly roll out pricing schemes as they are developed through use of developing technology (such as vehicle telematics or cell phone applications).

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $29110
  • Contract Numbers:

    Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 009

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Davis

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    Davis, CA  United States  95616
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jenn, Alan

  • Start Date: 20181120
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01689118
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 009
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 19 2018 3:33PM