New Report Examines How Cities Can Pilot Road User Charge Systems

Today, at its annual Congressional City Conference, the National League of Cities (NLC) has released a report entitled, “Fixing Funding by the Mile: A Primer and Analysis of Road User Charge Systems” to help local leaders pilot road user charge (RUC) systems. A RUC system, also commonly referred to as a Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) tax or a Mileage Based User Fee (MBUF) system, would charge a driver for their use of a roadway. RUC systems could be used as a potential sustainable funding solution for America’s transportation infrastructure deficit and an answer to the financial challenges of the Highway Trust Fund, which is set to run dry by 2021.