Assessment of Prospective Mileage-Based Fee System to Replace Fuel Taxes for Passenger Vehicles in Pennsylvania

The US federal fuel tax is not adjusted for inflation, and thus has been effectively reduced by 70% in the last 25 years. This puts significant pressure on budgets seeking to fund highways and public transit systems. Various entities have proposed alternative fees and programs. The project team initially performs analysis on the fees (cents/mile) needed for equivalent gas tax revenue in Pennsylvania. The project uses odometer data from inspections to track vehicle miles travelled (VMT), and consider various demographic factors such as types of vehicles, income, county of residence, etc., to suggest an equitable mileage-based fee. We will partner with a connected vehicle company to demonstrate how VMT data could be robustly collected and provided.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $73132
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747111

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility21 National USDOT UTC for Mobility of Goods and People
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Center Program
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  • Managing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility21 National USDOT UTC for Mobility of Goods and People
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

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  • Principal Investigators:

    Matthews, H. Scott

  • Start Date: 20190701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01710711
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National University Transportation Center for Improving Mobility (Mobility21)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747111
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 11 2019 10:11AM