RFP Issued for Hawaii Road User Charge

HiRUC Demonstration Project – Automated Demonstration Service Provide Request for Proposals

Over the past decade, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has proposed gas tax hikes, registration fee increases, and rental car surcharges in order to allow transportation funding to keep pace with needs in the face of flattening and declining fuel tax revenues caused by increases in vehicle fuel economy (new purchases of electric vehicles and high-MPG vehicles in Hawaii outpace the national average). Legislative concerns over continued rate increases led HDOT to investigate electric vehicle fees, distance-based charges, and other alternatives.

HDOT undertook a feasibility study of road user charges in 2016. As a result of the study, HDOT sought and successfully secured a Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives (STSFA) grant to further test road user fee concepts tailored to the state’s unique geography and stakeholder environment through a demonstration project.  The Hawaii Road Usage Charge (HiRUC) Demonstration project launched in August 2018.

HDOT contracted D’Artagnan in August 2018 to implement a turnkey system for the HiRUC demonstration project. This project includes two phases:

Part 1, Manual Demonstration, based on odometer readings taken during safety inspections, in which hundreds of thousands of Hawaii residents will receive mock Driving Reports for their annual road usage charges; and

Part 2, Automated Demonstration, in which 2,000 volunteer Participants will receive Road Usage Reports based on automated collection of mileage data.

The subject of this RFP is the procurement of a Service Provider to provide account management services for Part 2, including mileage data collection, reporting, and customer service, as described in the RFP document.

Part 2 will utilize some components of the HiRUC system, the system currently being established for the Part 1 Manual Demonstration, as described in the RFP document.

D’Artagnan will procure one private sector entity or consortium to assume the role of account manager for the HiRUC Demonstration. 

The Proposal Due Date is 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on July 1, 2019. The following link will allow you to access the RFP package of files: Click HERE 

D’Artagnan assumes no obligation of any kind for expenses incurred by a respondent to this Notice or the RFP.

Contact: Steve Morello | Partner
D’Artagnan Consulting, LLP
Phone +1 571 535 0600