Socio-economic Effect of Vehicle Mileage Fees
Principal Investigator: B. Starr McMullen
, Oregon State University
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|Lei Zhang, |
This project considers the socio-economic impacts of the new highway user fee structure made possible by advanced technology. The fee structure also has implications for land use and healthy communities ( urban/rural, income distributional, and environmental impacts). The 2001 Oregon Legislature created the Road User Fee Task Force (RUFTF) to make recommendations regarding a potential replacement for the gasoline tax. A vehicle mile tax has subsequently been proposed as the replacement. Preliminary work has been devoted to exploring technical and institutional options for implementation of such a charge. OSU researchers have developed the technology and there is a pilot project in progress in the Portland area that tests charging vehicle mile road user fees using this technololgy. Media feedback on the proposed vehicle-mile tax has focused on 1) the possible (dis) incentives it could provide to the adoption of more fuel efficient vehicles 2) how the tax may unevenly impact drivers in...
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May 22, 2007
June 30, 2008
RiP Number: 13181
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
- B. S. McMullen, L. Zhang, and K. Nakahara, “Distributional impacts of changing from a gasoline tax to a vehicle-mile tax for light vehicles: A case study of Oregon,” Transport Policy, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 359-366, Nov, 2010.
- L. Zhang, B. S. McMullen, D. Valluri et al., “Vehicle Mileage Fee on Income and Spatial Equity Short- and Long-Run Impacts,” Transportation Research Record, no. 2115, pp. 110-118, 2009, 2009.