In this article, the notion that the increasing cost of funding highways in the U.S. may require the country to adopt road user charging (RUC) based on miles traveled is presented. An industry consultant predicts that by 2012 or 2015, enough U.S. vehicles will be installed with the equipment necessary to make road user charging practical, and it will likely be implemented in many areas by 2020. The intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies required for this transformation include Global Positioning System (GPS) and dedicated short-range communications (DSRC). An increase in fuel tax is considered to be unlikely, while its buying power is also viewed as being far less than it once was. In addition, it is argued that increasing fuel efficiency also drives down revenue from fuel taxes.

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    • July/August 2005
  • Corporate Authors:

    Route One Publishing Limited

    Horizon House, Azalea Drive
    Swanley, Kent  United Kingdom  BR8 8JR
  • Authors:
    • Samuels, P
  • Publication Date: 2005-7


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01006961
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2005 7:33AM