Road Usage Charge West

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(451)
Lead Organization: Oregon Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1528
Partners: AK, AZDOT, CA, CO, HI, ID, KS, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, PADOT, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date: Sep 30, 2022
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2021
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $1,350,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Randal Thomas
Randal.B.THOMAS@odot.state.or.us
Phone: 971.240.7094
Study Champion(s): Randal Thomas
Randal.B.THOMAS@odot.state.or.us
Phone: 971.240.7094
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities 2021 $25,000.00 James Marks Anna Bosin (907)269-6208 anna.bosin@alaska.gov
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities 2022 $25,000.00 James Marks Anna Bosin (907)269-6208 anna.bosin@alaska.gov
Arizona Department of Transportation $0.00
California Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Steven Keck Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2022 $150,000.00 Steven Keck Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Colorado Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Andy Karsian David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Hawaii Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Scot Urada Scot Urada 808-587-2222 scot.t.urada@hawaii.gov
Hawaii Department of Transportation 2021 $175,000.00 Scot Urada Scot Urada 808-587-2222 scot.t.urada@hawaii.gov
Hawaii Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Scot Urada Scot Urada 808-587-2222 scot.t.urada@hawaii.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2020 $175,000.00 Matthew Moore Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation $0.00
Montana Department of Transportation $0.00
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Ryan Huff Mark Fischer (402) 479-3163 Mark.fischer@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Ryan Huff Mark Fischer (402) 479-3163 Mark.fischer@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Ryan Huff Mark Fischer (402) 479-3163 Mark.fischer@nebraska.gov
Nevada Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Peter Aiyuk Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
Nevada Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Peter Aiyuk Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
Nevada Department of Transportation 2023 $25,000.00 Peter Aiyuk Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
Nevada Department of Transportation 2024 $25,000.00 Peter Aiyuk Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
Nevada Department of Transportation 2025 $25,000.00 Peter Aiyuk Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
New Mexico Department of Transportation $0.00
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Steve Salwei Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Steve Salwei Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
Oklahoma Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Dawn Sullivan Ron Curb (405)420-9163 rcurb@odot.org
Oregon Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Randal Thomas Randal Thomas 971.240.7094 Randal.B.THOMAS@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Randal Thomas Randal Thomas 971.240.7094 Randal.B.THOMAS@odot.state.or.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Emily Watts Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2023 $25,000.00 Emily Watts Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
South Dakota Department of Transportation $0.00
Texas Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Zeke Reyna Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Zeke Reyna Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Zeke Reyna Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2023 $25,000.00 Zeke Reyna Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2024 $25,000.00 Zeke Reyna Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2025 $25,000.00 Zeke Reyna Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Cameron Kergaye David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Cameron Kergaye David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Cameron Kergaye David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Anthony Buckley Douglas Brodin 360-705-7972 brodind@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Anthony Buckley Douglas Brodin 360-705-7972 brodind@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2023 $25,000.00 Anthony Buckley Douglas Brodin 360-705-7972 brodind@wsdot.wa.gov
Wyoming Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Doug McGee Doug McGee 3077774010 doug.mcgee@wyo.gov

Study Description

RUC West is a voluntary coalition of state Departments of Transportation and provincial Ministries of Transport that are committed to collaborative research and development of a potential new transportation funding method that would collect a road usage charge (RUC) based on actual road usage.

Through the leadership of the Consortium, member states and provinces will have the research, technical expertise, operational understanding, and member support to be poised to initiate an effective interoperable RUC system investigation, demonstration, or implementation, if and when desired.

The primary purpose of a road usage charging system is to generate revenue to fund roadway maintenance and improvements. Members are free to determine if or how they wish to implement road usage charging systems—they are not required to adopt or advocate the system(s) used by other Members.

When developing a road usage charging system(s), some of the objectives to consider are an open system to foster competition in the market for providing RUC services; choice in how a road usage charge would be assessed and paid; and the compatibility with readily-available and affordable consumer products and technologies.

Although not all Members may be interested in implementing a road usage charging system, there are some common goals among all Members investigating and researching this alternative funding mechanism.

RUC West was created by adoption of an Organizational Charter that further details the Mission; Vision; Purpose; Goals; Guiding Principles; Organizational Structure (including membership and minimum funding requirements); Governance; and Administrative Duties. The Charter is attached to this solicitation.

Objectives

• Explore the technical and operational feasibility of a multi-jurisdictional road usage charge system.

• Investigate public and key decision maker criteria for acceptance and share experience and lessons learned to foster positive outcomes.

• Develop standards and protocols for how road use charges could best be collected and remitted among the various jurisdictions.

• Develop preliminary operational concepts for how a multi-jurisdictional road usage charge system could be administered.

• Develop a model for regional cooperation and interoperability that can be used in the Western region and potentially across North America.

• Engage the automotive manufacturing and technology sector to encourage the ability for mileage reporting to occur in conjunction with other products and services the sector provides in the marketplace.

• Share knowledge to maximize the preparedness for and efficiency of policy and program development for road usage charging among the members.

Scope of Work

Subject to available Transportation Pooled Fund resources and separate funding from Consortium Members, the Work Plan will undertake select topics, research, projects and activities that fall within the following areas:

• Legal and Institutional arrangements for implementing an RUC.

• Public policy analysis and development.

• Public Information/Communications.

• Technical research and system development.

• Consumer-oriented system design.

• Identification of essential requirements to create a regional RUC system.

• Multi-jurisdictional issues such as revenue allocation, cost sharing, compliance, enforcement, interoperability, clearinghouse setup and operations, and dispute resolution.

• Applicability and compatibility with federal programs, rules or laws including the directing and shaping of national guidelines based on the best practices developed by the Consortia.

• Establishment of system standards and a certifications process that promotes and ensures:

o Accuracy

o Security

o Tamper resistance

• Economic impacts

• Business models for program operations, including alternatives that optimize the use of private industry and marketplace forces to drive efficiencies and consumer acceptance.

• National and/or federal RUC considerations

Subjects: Planning and Administration

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Acceptance Letter Acceptance-Letter_TPF–5(451)_RoadUsageChargeWest_04.30.2020.pdf Memorandum Public
Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
100% SPR2 fund request SPR_Approval_Request_1528.pdf Memorandum Public
Approval of SP&R Waiver Approval of SP&R Waiver Pooled Fund Solicitation 1528.pdf Memorandum Public
RUC West Charter AmendedCharter_RUCWest_BOD-Approved_07.12.19.pdf Other Public
Study Description Study Description RUC West TPF February 2020 (002).pdf Solicitation Public

Road Usage Charge West

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(451)
Lead Organization: Oregon Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1528
Partners: AK, AZDOT, CA, CO, HI, ID, KS, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, PADOT, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date: Sep 30, 2022
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2021
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $1,350,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Randal Thomas
Randal.B.THOMAS@odot.state.or.us
Phone: 971.240.7094
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities 2021 $25,000.00 James Marks Anna Bosin (907)269-6208 anna.bosin@alaska.gov
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities 2022 $25,000.00 James Marks Anna Bosin (907)269-6208 anna.bosin@alaska.gov
California Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Steven Keck Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2022 $150,000.00 Steven Keck Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Colorado Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Andy Karsian David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Hawaii Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Scot Urada Scot Urada 808-587-2222 scot.t.urada@hawaii.gov
Hawaii Department of Transportation 2021 $175,000.00 Scot Urada Scot Urada 808-587-2222 scot.t.urada@hawaii.gov
Hawaii Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Scot Urada Scot Urada 808-587-2222 scot.t.urada@hawaii.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2020 $175,000.00 Matthew Moore Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Ryan Huff Mark Fischer (402) 479-3163 Mark.fischer@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Ryan Huff Mark Fischer (402) 479-3163 Mark.fischer@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Ryan Huff Mark Fischer (402) 479-3163 Mark.fischer@nebraska.gov
Nevada Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Peter Aiyuk Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
Nevada Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Peter Aiyuk Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
Nevada Department of Transportation 2023 $25,000.00 Peter Aiyuk Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
Nevada Department of Transportation 2024 $25,000.00 Peter Aiyuk Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
Nevada Department of Transportation 2025 $25,000.00 Peter Aiyuk Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Steve Salwei Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Steve Salwei Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
Oklahoma Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Dawn Sullivan Ron Curb (405)420-9163 rcurb@odot.org
Oregon Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Randal Thomas Randal Thomas 971.240.7094 Randal.B.THOMAS@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Randal Thomas Randal Thomas 971.240.7094 Randal.B.THOMAS@odot.state.or.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Emily Watts Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2023 $25,000.00 Emily Watts Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Zeke Reyna Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Zeke Reyna Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Zeke Reyna Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2023 $25,000.00 Zeke Reyna Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2024 $25,000.00 Zeke Reyna Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2025 $25,000.00 Zeke Reyna Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Cameron Kergaye David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Cameron Kergaye David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Cameron Kergaye David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Anthony Buckley Douglas Brodin 360-705-7972 brodind@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Anthony Buckley Douglas Brodin 360-705-7972 brodind@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2023 $25,000.00 Anthony Buckley Douglas Brodin 360-705-7972 brodind@wsdot.wa.gov
Wyoming Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Doug McGee Doug McGee 3077774010 doug.mcgee@wyo.gov

Study Description

Study Description

RUC West is a voluntary coalition of state Departments of Transportation and provincial Ministries of Transport that are committed to collaborative research and development of a potential new transportation funding method that would collect a road usage charge (RUC) based on actual road usage.

Through the leadership of the Consortium, member states and provinces will have the research, technical expertise, operational understanding, and member support to be poised to initiate an effective interoperable RUC system investigation, demonstration, or implementation, if and when desired.

The primary purpose of a road usage charging system is to generate revenue to fund roadway maintenance and improvements. Members are free to determine if or how they wish to implement road usage charging systems—they are not required to adopt or advocate the system(s) used by other Members.

When developing a road usage charging system(s), some of the objectives to consider are an open system to foster competition in the market for providing RUC services; choice in how a road usage charge would be assessed and paid; and the compatibility with readily-available and affordable consumer products and technologies.

Although not all Members may be interested in implementing a road usage charging system, there are some common goals among all Members investigating and researching this alternative funding mechanism.

RUC West was created by adoption of an Organizational Charter that further details the Mission; Vision; Purpose; Goals; Guiding Principles; Organizational Structure (including membership and minimum funding requirements); Governance; and Administrative Duties. The Charter is attached to this solicitation.

Objectives

• Explore the technical and operational feasibility of a multi-jurisdictional road usage charge system.

• Investigate public and key decision maker criteria for acceptance and share experience and lessons learned to foster positive outcomes.

• Develop standards and protocols for how road use charges could best be collected and remitted among the various jurisdictions.

• Develop preliminary operational concepts for how a multi-jurisdictional road usage charge system could be administered.

• Develop a model for regional cooperation and interoperability that can be used in the Western region and potentially across North America.

• Engage the automotive manufacturing and technology sector to encourage the ability for mileage reporting to occur in conjunction with other products and services the sector provides in the marketplace.

• Share knowledge to maximize the preparedness for and efficiency of policy and program development for road usage charging among the members.

Scope of Work

Subject to available Transportation Pooled Fund resources and separate funding from Consortium Members, the Work Plan will undertake select topics, research, projects and activities that fall within the following areas:

• Legal and Institutional arrangements for implementing an RUC.

• Public policy analysis and development.

• Public Information/Communications.

• Technical research and system development.

• Consumer-oriented system design.

• Identification of essential requirements to create a regional RUC system.

• Multi-jurisdictional issues such as revenue allocation, cost sharing, compliance, enforcement, interoperability, clearinghouse setup and operations, and dispute resolution.

• Applicability and compatibility with federal programs, rules or laws including the directing and shaping of national guidelines based on the best practices developed by the Consortia.

• Establishment of system standards and a certifications process that promotes and ensures:

o Accuracy

o Security

o Tamper resistance

• Economic impacts

• Business models for program operations, including alternatives that optimize the use of private industry and marketplace forces to drive efficiencies and consumer acceptance.

• National and/or federal RUC considerations

Subjects: Planning and Administration

Title File/Link Type Private
Acceptance Letter Acceptance-Letter_TPF–5(451)_RoadUsageChargeWest_04.30.2020.pdf Memorandum Public
Title File/Link Type Private
100% SPR2 fund request SPR_Approval_Request_1528.pdf Memorandum Public
Approval of SP&R Waiver Approval of SP&R Waiver Pooled Fund Solicitation 1528.pdf Memorandum Public
RUC West Charter AmendedCharter_RUCWest_BOD-Approved_07.12.19.pdf Other Public
Study Description Study Description RUC West TPF February 2020 (002).pdf Solicitation Public

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