Transitioning Fuel Tax Assessments to a Road Usage Charge

State departments of transportation (DOTs) and other transportation agencies are interested in determining a viable alternative to motor fuel taxes as the primary funding The objective of this research is to evaluate and present viable paths and strategies for implementing road usage charging at the state, multi-state, and regional levels that generate revenues that could supplement, and/or may ultimately replace, motor fuel taxes as the primary funding source for surface transportation. The research should consider the differences among states and the near- and longer-term considerations and challenges to changes in transportation funding. 


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $600000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 19-18

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Schwager, Dianne

  • Performing Organizations:

    Milestone Solutions (CDM Smith)

    (not provided),   United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Fernandez, Ging Ging

  • Start Date: 20210525
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230525
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01739571
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 19-18
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 18 2020 3:06PM