Colorado Road Usage Charge Pilot Program

In late 2016/early 2017 the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) conducted an operational pilot of the Road Usage Charge (RUC) concept as a possible transportation funding replacement to the state gas tax. The Colorado Road Usage Charge Pilot Program (RUCPP) involved a total of 147 participating vehicles that used one of three mileage-reporting mechanisms to record miles traveled and simulate fees based on that travel. Participants were drawn from transportation stakeholder groups as well as the general public with participation stratified to achieve geographic representation. Participation was also stratified based on vehicular fuel efficiency. Overall support for the operational pilot and the RUC concept itself remained high among pilot participants and there were no major technical issues encountered. A number of policy-related issues were identified throughout the course of the pilot. This report provides a summary of the RUCPP.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 140p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01666527
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CDOT-2017-11
  • Contract Numbers: 316-03
  • Created Date: Apr 23 2018 4:43PM