FOR WHOM THE ROAD TOLLS: INNOVATIONS IN TRANSPORTATION USER FEES
March 9th, 2017 / 12:00pm – 1:00pm
The Road User Pilot Program is a statewide test of road charging, a means for paying for road maintenance in which users pay based on the distance or time they are using the road in place of the taxes on fuel they purchase. The study, which originated from Governor Brown’s 2014 signing of SB 1077, involves 5,000 volunteers testing one of five mileage reporting methods that could one day replace the gas tax as the way in which we pay for road maintenance. This session discusses what the pilot program has discovered so far, what its political future is, and what the alternatives are.
Martin Wachs, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning