Road Usage Charge/Pay-by-Mile Tax /Mileage-Based User Fee

Issue brief
Taxes & Fees Transportation 

The Transportation Commission, as directed by the Legislature, has been investigating a road usage charge (RUC) to replace the state portion of the $0.494 gas tax. In recent years, the legislature has been authorizing the commission to apply for grant funding to further their investigation instead of providing state funding. By doing this, the legislature released its control of the conversation to the commission and the federal government. In July, the commission received a $5.525 million federal grant which will allow them to conduct a test of new mileage reporting methods and expand their exploration of equity policies, as well as collecting RUC from Uber and Lyft and other ride share vehicles.