The Eastern Transportation Coalition recently completed its first international mileage-based Truck Pilot (ITP) exploring the potential of a Mileage-Based User Fee (MBUF) to support sustainable transportation funding. This Virtual Information Exchange presents the findings of this important report, reactions from industry panel representatives, and next steps.
The Coalition’s real-world pilot, conducted from June to November 2022, included more than 250 diverse commercial vehicles, recording greater than eight million miles in all 48 contiguous U.S. states and four Canadian Provinces. The work built on the Coalition’s previous pilots by exploring how a mileage-based user fee program might consider the complexities and diversity of the trucking industry. The work was conducted under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Systems Funding Alternative (STSFA) program.