Washington Road Usage Charge Pilot Project

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Help Washington explore new ways to pay for roads and bridges. Sign up to test a road usage charge where drivers would simulate paying for the miles they drive and not the gallons of gas they buy.
We are aiming to recruit at least 2,000 drivers throughout Washington to participate in this pilot project to provide feedback on your experience. Your input will help shape policy in Olympia by helping state lawmakers understand how this type of charge might work.

Questions the pilot will help answer

  • Does a road usage charge make sense for Washington long term?
  • How do the reporting options work for drivers?
  • Will a road usage charge enable us to better fund our transportation system in the future?

Looking for Washington Drivers from all over the state

What pilot participants can expect

  • 2,000 DRIVERS selected from across Washington
  • 10 MINUTES A MONTH average commitment for 12 months
  • $0 COST to participate
  • 4 MILEAGE REPORTING OPTIONS from no-tech to high-tech

Mileage reporting options:

  • MILEAGE PERMIT: Pre-select a block of miles
  • ODOMETER READINGS: Quarterly readings, completed electronically or in-person
  • PLUG AND PLAY: Automated mileage meter with GPS and non-GPS options for monthly electronic travel reports
  • THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT: Smartphone app is used to collect and report miles and may be used with a car plug-in

Why test a
road usage charge?

Gas tax revenue will decline as vehicles become more fuel-efficient or use no gasoline. Because the gas tax is the main source of funding for our roads, bridges and the ferry system, we have to make a change if our transportation system is going to survive long-term.

After several years of study, the Steering Committee and the Washington State Transportation Commission have determined that a road usage charge is feasible and could produce the needed revenue to fund Washington State’s long-term transportation needs. Now it’s time to put it to the test!

How does washington address this funding gap to meet future needs?

Sign up!

Interested in being a pilot participant? Just want to follow along? Sign up for our interest list!
We will select up to 2,000 people from this list to represent drivers across Washington. Once the pilot has started, we’ll continue to email our interest list with regular updates.

Spread the word

Know someone who’d be interested in participating in the pilot? Spread the word! We want drivers from across the state, from daily commuters to casual Sunday drivers. The more the merrier!