Background - Senate Bill (SB) 1077
Senate Bill (SB) 1077 required the creation of a 15 member Road Charge Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to guide the development and evaluation of the pilot program to assess the potential for mileage-based revenue collection for Californias roads and highways as an alternative to the gas tax.
Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
The TAC is mandated to consider specific policy issues that will influence the design of the pilot program including:
- Data Security
- Methods of Reporting Highway Use
Pilot Program July 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017
Based on the recommendations of the TAC, the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) implemented a live, state-wide pilot program to test the feasibility of a road charge funding system in California.
Conclusion, Findings, Report December 2017
After the pilots conclusion, CalSTA prepared a report on the findings of the pilot program including: Cost, Privacy, Jurisdictional Issues, Feasibility, Complexity, Acceptance, Use of the Revenues, Security and Compliance, Data Collection, Technology, Potential for Value-Added Services and notable Implementation Issues. CalSTA submitted the report to the TAC, the California Transportation Commission (CTC), and appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature.