The Eastern Transportation Coalition (the Coalition) is a partnership of 17 Eastern U.S. states and Washington, D.C. working together to address transportation challenges. Our goal is to equip policymakers with data-driven analysis so they can make informed decisions about a path forward. As part of this work, we’re exploring a mileage-based user fee (MBUF) approach, which is a potential replacement for the pay-at-the-pump fuel tax.
We began our MBUF work in 2018 to bring an Eastern U.S. voice to the national conversation around MBUF. Before this, most MBUF research focused on Western states.
An Eastern U.S. perspective is crucial because our region has a unique combination of characteristics not seen in Western states, including:
These characteristics make our states a natural testing ground to explore the potential impacts and challenges of implementing an MBUF system nationally.
Since 2018, our work has included the following:
Our work has shown that an MBUF can be a viable alternative to the pay-at-the-pump fuel tax. Read about the findings from our latest work here.
The Coalition is a TSMO organization that also focuses on freight and innovation topics. You can learn more about the Coalition and our work outside of the MBUF pilots at tetcoalition.org.