LEARN ABOUT THE PILOT PROJECT
Washington is exploring a new way to pay for roads and bridges. We’re testing a road usage charge where drivers would simulate paying for the miles they drive rather than the gallons of gas they buy.
PILOT PROJECT HAS JUST BEGUN
The Washington State Transportation Commission is enrolling at least 2,000 drivers throughout Washington to participate in a pilot project to provide feedback on your experience. Participant 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
- How does a road usage charge work for different drivers throughout the state?
- How do the reporting methods work for drivers?
- Will a road usage charge enable us to better fund our transportation system in the future?
Find out more about how the pilot project works
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 must assess new funding approaches today if we are to sustain our transportation system in the future.
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. But will it work for Washington drivers? Now it’s time to put it to the test and find out if it will work for Washington!
Recruitment for the pilot project is over, but are you interested in following along? Sign up for our email interest list! We’ll send you regular updates on the progress of the pilot study.
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