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WELCOME, IDAHO DRIVERS

WASHINGTON ROAD USAGE CHARGE PILOT PROJECT

Take It For A Test Drive

Help us understand how a road usage charge might impact Idaho residents who regularly drive into Washington and Oregon! The Idaho Transportation Department is looking for up to 50 Idaho residents who would like to help with this research by participating in a 12-month long pilot test starting in the first quarter of 2018.

As a pilot participant, you’ll be able to provide valuable feedback on your experience and help answer questions like:

  • How does a road usage charge work for people who must cross the state border on a regular basis?
  • How do the mileage reporting methods work for Idaho drivers traveling through Washington and Oregon?
  • Will a road usage charge be a fair way to fund our transportation system of the future?

Here’s How It Works

STEP 1: Let us know you’re interested in being a participant in the pilot by signing up here.

Complete the short interest survey, which will be emailed to you after you sign up for the interest list.
STEP 2: Complete the short interest survey, which will be emailed to you after you sign up for the interest list.

STEP 3: Idaho Transportation Department will invite up to 50
drivers of a variety of vehicles and locations in Idaho to participate in the Washington RUC pilot test.

We will invite at least 2,000 drivers to participate in the pilot from across the state.

STEP 4: In the first quarter of 2018, invited participants will select a mileage recording method.
In the first quarter of 2018, invited participants will select a mileage recording method.

STEP 5: Start recording your miles!

STEP 6: During the pilot, review mock invoices and complete quarterly surveys.


From No-Tech To High-Tech We’ve Got You Covered

Everyone is different, that’s why we’re offering four ways to record and report your miles.
Choose the mileage reporting method that works best for you and your lifestyle!

MILEAGE PERMITMILEAGE PERMIT
Pre-select a block of miles you anticipate using in three-month increments
Submit a photo of your odometer mileage using your mobile phone
Average of 10 minutes of your time a month*
  • Quarterly: review mock invoice
  • Quarterly: complete feedback survey
  • Quarterly: report updated odometer reading
  • As needed: obtain new permit when miles are used up
ODOMETER READINGODOMETER READING
Miles reported quarterly electronically
Submit a photo of your odometer mileage using your mobile phone
Average of 10 minutes of your time a month*
  • Quarterly: review mock invoice
  • Quarterly: complete feedback survey
  • Quarterly: report updated odometer reading
PLUG AND PLAYPLUG AND PLAY
Automated mileage meter with GPS and non-GPS options, plugged into your car’s OBD-II port ?
Mileage reports automatically submitted
Average of 5 minutes of your time a month
  • Monthly: review mock invoice
  • Quarterly: complete feedback survey
SMARTPHONE APPSMARTPHONE APP
Record your miles using your smartphone
Submit odometer photo using your smartphone
Average of 10 minutes of your time a month
  • Monthly: review mock invoice
  • Monthly: report updated odometer reading
  • Quarterly: complete feedback survey
* Time estimates are based on electronic submission of miles. In-person reporting would require additional time.


Frequently travel out-of-state?
No problem! Some of the mileage reporting methods will automatically deduct miles you travel outside of Idaho. Stay tuned for more details later this year.

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Interest in volunteering for this year-long pilot?

Interested in being a pilot participant? Just want to follow along? Sign up for our interest list!

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Know someone who’d be interested in following along with the pilot? Spread the word!

 

About

A small number of drivers from Idaho have been invited to participate in Washington’s year-long test of a pay-by-the-mile tax to fund roadways in the state. This per-mile tax system is called a road usage charge (RUC).

RUC is being studied as a possible future replacement for Washington’s gasoline tax. The Idaho Transportation Department is not considering a RUC system.

However, many public officials in Idaho want to better understand how Washington’s RUC system might impact Idaho drivers who travel into Washington and Oregon for work, family, or leisure activities. The Idaho Transportation Department is seeking up to 50 Idaho drivers who cross the border periodically to help with this research by participating in the year-long pilot.

For more information about Washington’s RUC pilot, visit their website.

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Contact

For information about the Washington road usage charge pilot project, or to sign up as an Idaho resident contact us at 1-833-WASH-RUC (833-927-4782) or fill out and submit the form below.
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