FHWA Awards $15.1 Million for Alternative Funding Pilot Projects

The Federal Highway Administration has awarded $15.1 million in Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives grants.

Created through the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015, the program supports states that are exploring user-based revenue mechanisms. The funding, announced July 9, represents seven projects in Delaware, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

The projects will evaluate miles-based user fees (MBUF) and road user charges. The MBUF system requires technology to tabulate how far a vehicle has traveled, information that helps determine how much it is charged.