Mileage-Based User Fees: Prospects and Challenges

This report reviews the current research regarding mileage-based user fees for vehicle travel (MBUF), possibly as a replacement or supplement to fuel taxes, which is currently the primary source of transportation revenues in New York State and the nation. The report finds that there are significant but not insurmountable issues associated with the implementation of MBUF. The report also traces and projects the current motor vehicle based funding sources for New York State’s transportation capital needs, concludes that there will be a substantial and growing problem, for which MBUF might be able to address. However, there are numerous issues associated with MBUF implementation, primary among these are issues related to the transition from fuel taxes to MBUF, technical matters, privacy concerns, equity among motorists, and higher collection costs.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 125p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01447507
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: C-10-22
  • Contract Numbers: NYSERDA No. 21144
  • Created Date: Sep 27 2012 11:34AM