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Symposium Summary documents

Full Summary
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Session 1: Implementation Pathways

Session 2: Public and Political Acceptance

Session 3: Policy Issues

Session 4: State of the Practice: Demonstration Projects

Session 5: User Perspectives

Session 6: Roles of the Public and Private Sector

Session 7: Perspectives from Taxation and Revenue Agencies

Session 8: Interactive Discussion

Findings from the Third National Symposium on Mileage-Based User Fees, by Nicholas Wood, Ginger Goodin and Richard T. Baker
Prepared for submission to the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2012.
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June 15th Workshop Proceedings:
Summary of Workshop on Integrating PAYD Insurance and Mileage-Based Road User Fees

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Summary: Session 4
State of the Practice: Demonstration Projects

Monday, June 13, 2011

ALAUDDIN KHAN, Moderator/Panelist (Bio)
Nevada Department of Transportation

BEN PIERCE, Panelist (Bio)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Minnesota DOT Technology Demonstration)

JOHN SABALA, Panelist (Bio)
Texas Department of Transportation

Several state DOTs are pursuing demonstration projects to test MBUF and integrating activities related to public policy, political and user acceptance, and technology applications. Panel members representing leading states covered concepts for existing and proposed demonstration projects.

Ben Pierce

PowerPoint Presentation: Minnesota Department of Transportation Technology Demonstration

The State of Minnesota is about to begin a demonstration project on August 1 that will test a mileage fee discounting system for 500 vehicles over a one-year observation period.

The primary components of the fee charging calculation process will be:

The primary components of the fee assessment will be:

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Alauddin Khan

PowerPoint Presentation: MBUF Demonstration Trials in Nevada

The Nevada State Department of Transportation is currently conducting research into the area of vehicle mileage fees.

The scope of the study is to assess the workability of various VMT charging systems including:

The fee assessment is based primarily on odometer readings without considering:

Evaluation parameters include measures of:

The goal of a mileage fee system would be to require no additional information beyond what is currently be required for vehicle registration and air quality compliance programs. Privacy would be protected by not storing any detailed trip information.

Other policy considerations that should be considered for a mileage fee system should assess:

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John Sabala

PowerPoint Presentation: Mileage-Based User Fee Research in Texas

The Texas Department of Transportation considered vehicle mileage fees in an exploratory study.

The basic structure of the exploratory vehicle mileage fee study:

The major finding was that Texas is not ready for MBUF, at least for now. This conclusion was based on the response of study participants that:

Principal recommendations from the study were:

A bill to consider adopting a mileage fee pilot in the Dallas-Fort Worth was left pending in committee in the Texas House of Representatives. The pilot would have tested the first 1,000 electric vehicles during a study period from January to July 2012.

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