Who We Are
RUC West member states are organized into three tiers based on their current level of involvement in advancing RUC in their jurisdiction:
Tier 1: States with Policy Enacted to Implement RUC Programs
Tier 2: States Testing RUC Pilot Programs
Tier 3: States Researching RUC
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
RUC West brings together leaders from state transportation organizations to share best practices and research Road Usage Charge.
RUC WEST PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
An online calculator lets drivers compare impacts of RUC vs gas tax.
ASSESSING RUC WITH RURAL RESIDENTS
Examines the effects of RUC on rural residents, comparing urban with rural fiscal impact issues.
IMPACTS OF FUEL-EFFICIENT VEHICLES
Developed a framework for forecasting the fiscal impact of alternative fuel and highway miles per gallon on state funding.
The Oregon legislature formed a Road User Fee Task Force in 2001 to explore new ways of funding maintenance needs and improvements to the state’s transportation system. After reviewing funding alternatives, the Task Force tested Oregon’s first road usage charge pilot program in 2007.
In 2014, the California state legislature passed legislation creating a Technical Advisory Committee to study mileage-based user fees and design a program for testing within the next two years. The California Road Charge Pilot will launch in July 2016 with an anticipated 5,000 volunteer participants. Volunteers will test various road charging reporting methods to compare the performance of each concept. Results from the California Road Charge Pilot will inform the state Legislature’s decision on whether and how to move forward with a full-scale, permanent road charge program