HNTB releases Viewpoint discussing mileage-based user fees

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Pricing per mile traveled is one solution to insufficient federal gas tax

HNTB Corporation released a new Viewpoint, titled A Secure Funding Future in Mileage Based Charging, discussing the growing insolvency of the federal gas tax and the increasing viability of transportation infrastructure funding alternatives, namely mileage-based user fees.

According to the Viewpoint, mileage-based pricing is a sustainable model because of the direct correlation between the mechanism and the outcome: fees generate revenue to pay for maintenance. The new Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act allocates grants totaling $95 million to states interested in piloting mileage-based pricing programs.

A complementary recent HNTB America THINKS survey revealed 65 percent of Americans would support mileage-based user fees to help fund transportation costs, representing a 15 percent increase in two years.

Finally, the Viewpoint addresses millennials’ feelings about user fees and how emerging connected vehicle technology compliments mileage-based pricing.

The following HNTB experts authored the Viewpoint:

About HNTB
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.

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