The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, currently before the US Federal Congress, would “establish a pilot program to demonstrate a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee to restore and maintain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund and achieve and maintain a state of good repair in the surface transportation system”.
It is also continuing the successful partnership between state and Federal Governments to fund investigations into RUC.
- To test the design, acceptance, equity, and implementation of user-based alternative revenue mechanisms, including among--
- To provide recommendations regarding adoption and implementation of user-based alternative revenue mechanisms.
- To quantify and minimize the administrative costs of any potential user-based alternative revenue mechanisms.
- To test a variety of solutions, including the use of independent and private third-party vendors, for the collection of data and fees from user-based alternative revenue mechanisms, including the reliability and security of those solutions and vendors.
- To test solutions to ensure the privacy and security of data collected for the purpose of implementing a user-based alternative revenue mechanism.
- To conduct public education and outreach to increase public awareness regarding the need for user- based alternative revenue mechanisms for surface transportation programs.
- To evaluate the ease of compliance and enforcement of a variety of implementation approaches for different users of the surface transportation system.
- To ensure, to the greatest extent practicable, the use of innovation.
- To consider, to the greatest extent practicable, the potential for revenue collection along a network of alternative fueling stations.
- To evaluate the impacts of the imposition of a user-based alternative revenue mechanism on—
- To evaluate options for the integration of a user-based alternative revenue mechanism with-
California (US$6.68 million)
Colorado (US$0.5 million)
Delaware/Eastern Transportation Coalition (Seven states plus DC) (US$13.513 million)
Hawaii (US$4.248 million)
Kansas (US$3.25 million with Minnesota)
Minnesota (excluding Kansas US$1.3 million)
Missouri (US$4.8 million)
New Hampshire (US$0.25 million)
Ohio (US$2 million)
Oregon (US$9.412 million)
Texas (US$5 million)
Utah (US$3.245 million)
Washington (US$13.972 million)
Wyoming (US$0.25 million)