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15th Annual Mineta National Transportation Policy Summit—Beyond the Pump: Rethinking Transportation Funding Without the Fuel Tax


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While the climate benefits from booming electric vehicle sales, the nation’s transportation system faces an unfortunate predicament: less gasoline and diesel purchased means dwindling fuel tax revenue. Fuel tax revenue provides a core funding source for operating, maintaining, and improving transportation systems, so policymakers must find a replacement as soon as possible.

This event explores such options as mileage fees, higher annual vehicle fees, or abandoning the user-pay principle and relying on general fund revenue.


This is a free, online-only program; please pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream event. 

This program is free for everyone, thanks to our generous supporters. We welcome donations made during registration to support the production of our online programming.

This program is supported by the Mineta Transportation Institute at San José State University.


Fri, May 17 / 10:00 AM PDT

The Commonwealth Club of California
United States

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MTI Tax Survey Presenter: Asha Weinstein Agrawal

Ph.D., Director, MTI National Transportation Finance Center

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Carlos Braceras

Executive Director, Utah Department of Transportation

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Jeff Davis

Senior Fellow, Eno Center for Transportation

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Ed Sniffen

Director, Hawaii Department of Transportation

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Tim Gatz

Executive Director, Oklahoma Department of Transportation

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Panel Moderator: David “Davey” S. Kim

Senior Vice President & Principal, National Transportation Policy and Multimodal Strategy, WSP

Additional Speakers TBA


10 a.m.–12 p.m. program
(all times PDT)


Free for members and nonmembers