Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) Fees . What’s been done? What’s happening? What do you need to know? Trey Baker Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University System Planning, Policy and Environment Austin Office March 24, 2010. Puget Sound Traffic Choices Study.
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What’s been done?
What do you need to know?
Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University
System Planning, Policy and Environment
March 24, 2010
Traffic Choices Study
Washington State Road
User Charge Assessment
Road Fee Test
Road User Fee Pilot
New York City DOT
VMT Fee Study
University of Iowa
I-95 Corridor Coalition
Multi-State VMT Fee Concept
Pilot or Field Test Complete as of 2011
Ongoing Pilot or Field Test
Interest in Pilot or Field Test
Initial pilots looked at feasibility.
Is this even a good idea?
Focus is increasingly on how to implement
Focus on off-the-shelf technology components
Technology positioned as an optional discounting mechanism
It is unlikely that any government entity will “force you to install a tracking device” in your car
A paradigm shift in how Americans view transportation will be required before serious consideration of VMT fees can occur
Equity issues are likely to play the biggest role in generating support for change
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