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2024 Agenda


2024 Agenda

    • Shared Mobility: The rise of ride-sharing and car-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, and their impact on urban transportation and infrastructure
    • Electrification: The shift towards electric vehicles (EVs) and the necessary changes in charging infrastructure, incentives, and regulatory frameworks
    • Automation: The advent of autonomous vehicles and their potential to revolutionize traffic management, safety, and road usagedooo
    • Why Metro is studying congestion pricing in LA County
    • How pricing combined with reinvestment and assistance programs can ease traffic, speed up buses, reduce pollution and enhance access to opportunity
    • Why political buy-in and public support for pricing can be challenging but are critical


    • Outline principles to advance equity in the design and impact of road user charge 

    • Outline community engagement processes in the design and implementation of road user charge

    • Provide an example of a city that has incorporated these equity principles and processes into their pricing strategyeeee

    • How and why DMVs are integral to the success of a RUC program

    • Stressing the need for interagency cooperation

    • What considerations to review if looking for a DMV to administer a RUCwew

    • How have states started their RUC journey?
    • What are the pros and cons of different approaches to starting work on RUC?
    • How do federal RUC programs influence state choices?kanyee
    • Lessons learned
    • Updated figures
    • Planning for the futureAww
    • The latest tolling trends in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and America
    • How EVs are impacting RUCs
    • Lessons from around the worldpoppp
    • Why Colorado first turned to tolled lanes
    • Colorado's first-of-its-kind system to address safety and toll evasion issues
    • Messaging with the public on tolled lanes and safety enforcementheyaaa
    • What EV owners are saying about RUC in Hawaii

    • How public agencies are collaborating for a smooth launch of Hawaii's RUC program

    • How counties can leverage a state-led RUC program to create a sustainable local revenue streamFrankOcean

    • Creates an Advisory Board to provide recommendations related to the structure, scope, and methodology for developing and implementing a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee pilot program.
    • Assists with designing and carrying out a public awareness campaign for a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee and pilot test.
    • Conducts a National Pilot Test including all 50 States and the territories of Washington DC and Puerto Rico.
    • Reports to Congress with pilot test results on HTF revenue generation, stability of funding, ease of administration, resistance to fraud, viable technologies, ease/convenience of operation, equity, privacy, and levels of public acceptance at a national scale.tyy
    •  Both require an onboard unit to track vehicle movement and charge appropriate fees. The onboard unit within the vehicles must link to a registered account and individual responsible for payment. 
    •  Reciprocity between State, local transportation providers enable transaction integration. 
    • Enforcement policies and cost-effective solutions ensure compliance. 
    • Public education and communication regarding rationale and procedures is essential for acceptance34
    • Inflationary factors are limiting the ability to build and maintain transportation networks
    • Indexing revenue sources to inflation can ensure future funding matches construction costs at the time of delivery
    • How to incorporate indexing into a RUC for sustainable transportation fundingkanye
    • Distance-based charging
    • Electronic tolling integrations
    • Local option technologies


    • Exploring how less traditional financing methods can be integrated with traditional public-private partnerships to fund EV charging infrastructure projects
    • Understanding how less traditional financing methods could make EV charging infrastructure more accessible across different communities
    • Analyzing the role of less traditional financing methods in accelerating the deployment of EV charging infrastructure, particularly in underserved areasrororor
    • Overview of the scheme
    • Pilot conclusions
    • Future recommendationshuhcat
    • Why gas taxes are no longer feasible
    • Sustainable alternatives to the gas tax
    • Public perceptions of Road Usage Charges (RUCs)lol
    • Demonstrates the benefits of Road User Charging (RUC), linking payment to road usage to enhance efficiency and reduce congestion.
    • Outlines how RUC systems can attract private investment and ensure sustainable funding for infrastructure through asset monetization strategies.
    • Emphasizes the role of innovative financing models and partnerships in both scaling and transforming infrastructure into self-sustaining economic networks.wowohwow