New Mobility and the User Fee Concept

New mobility services offer the potential for innovative revenue collection methods. Whether through dedicated fees or an increased reliance on sales taxes, e-commerce, and other automated delivery services, transportation network companies, car sharing, and other new mobility and micromobility options offer the potential for alternative transportation user fees. State departments of transportation (DOTs) will need to explore increased contributions from these sectors because of the additional strain they put on the transportation system through congestion, travel time delays, and vehicle size and weight. As state DOTs strive to address additional strains on the surface transportation network and look more holistically at transportation usage fees, this research will support an understanding of how new models for user fees can address long-term investment needs. This research will benefit state DOTs examining new approaches to recover the costs of serving new mobility from user fees or similar revenue structures. The objective of this research is to examine the manner in which revenue can be collected from the new mobility sector and support the user fee model. Research tasks and activities could include (1) develop a roadmap for state DOTs on how to implement fees on new mobility and the new economy; (2) conduct a detailed examination of the potential for mobility user fees beyond what is currently in place; and (3) forecasting new mobility and micromobility use and potential revenue collections.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $450000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 19-23

  • 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

  • Start Date: 20220607
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01845594
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 19-23
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 16 2022 3:04PM