Eleven states will collaborate to study and adapt best practices from successful road usage charge efforts around the globe.
The Western Road Usage Charge Consortium (WRUCC) has awarded a contract to D’Artagnan to develop a roadmap for states to consider road usage charges. In recent years, road usage charging (RUC), has grown in popularity among state government officials in search of long-term solutions to address declining gas tax revenues. However, there is no known resource that synthesizes prior efforts to study or implement RUC, examines their effectiveness, or translates these experiences into lessons learned. The D’Artagnan Team will draw on its extensive work supporting RUC efforts globally to provide a comprehensive analysis of past experiences, successes, failures, and lessons learned to assist nascent efforts to formulate distance based charging strategies.
Eleven WRUCC member states will participate in the study, whose outputs will include a synthesis report of policy development approaches and processes. In addition, D’Artagnan will create and customize a decision tool for agencies and policy makers to utilize in guiding the development of RUC policies in their own jurisdictions.
About D’Artagnan Consulting
D’Artagnan creates and guides innovations in how we pay for transportation systems. Our vision is to help clients modernize transportation systems toward a utility model—one that provides sustainable funding and enhances human mobility. Our pioneering work with public agencies and private firms spans conception through implementation of road usage charging, tolling, other forms of road pricing, and intelligent transportation systems. We invite you to follow our efforts on the cutting edge of transport thinking at www.dartagnan.co.