The Coalition’s mileage-based user fee (MBUF) pilot includes many components:
The first part of the pilot began in spring 2018. It was focused in Delaware and Pennsylvania, while also including regional stakeholders along the East Coast. The main purpose of this portion of the pilot was to gain a better understanding of how an MBUF might work on the East Coast.
Launched in October 2018, a multi-state truck pilot brought the voice of motor carriers to the national evaluation of MBUF. Starting in July 2019, the Coalition will hear from the public through an expanded multi-state pilot with up to 1,000 participants.
The I-95 Corridor Coalition is neutral regarding MBUF as the ultimate solution for transportation funding, but wants to ensure that the voices of citizens along the I-95 corridor are part of the national discussion. Results from studies across the country will help policy-makers decide on next steps.
I-95 Corridor Coalition
MBUF has mostly been studied in western states, and the I-95 Corridor Coalition is continuing to work to bring an East Coast perspective to the national conversation about MBUF as it begins the next phase of its MBUF pilot.
By expanding the pilot to 1,000 participants along the East Coast, the Coalition will explore the unique challenges of managing out-of-state mileage and interoperability with toll authorities. The pilot will also explore some of the value-added benefits available to drivers through MBUF.
The I-95 Corridor Coalition is expanding its exploration of a mileage-based user fee. Stay tuned for more information on our next Pilot in 2020.