Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives Phase I Evaluation: Pre-Deployment Activities for a User-Based Fee Demonstration by the Minnesota Department of Transportation

This report presents the independent evaluation results of pre-deployment activities for a user-based fee demonstration by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), which received fiscal year 2016 funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives (STSFA) Program. MnDOT is one of eight entities to engage in pilots or pre-pilot planning and development activities to explore a variety of options to demonstrate user-based alternative revenue mechanisms. The U.S. Congress and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) seek to understand whether user-based alternative revenue mechanisms that utilize a user fee structure can help maintain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund and can be implemented nationally at some time in the future. As part of this endeavor, FHWA is conducting evaluations of the eight grantee sites that received funding in Federal fiscal year 2016. The evaluation reports resulting from this process will make the Secretary of Transportation and U.S. Congress aware of the progress that has been made, lessons learned from initial pilot and planning efforts, the role of education and outreach, the potential for any negative impacts on constituents, and initial findings on administrative fees, among other issues.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 58p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01769073
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HOP-19-042
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-16-D-00053, T-0015
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 25 2021 2:56PM