Mapping the Route to Equitable Road User Charges: The 13th Annual Mineta National Transportation Policy Summit
The accelerating transition to electric vehicles brings new urgency to discussions about how to replace fuel taxes with other broad-based, reliable sources of transportation revenue. From Wyoming to Delaware to California, more and more state legislatures are considering mileage fees, regions like the San Francisco Bay Area are considering expanded tolling, and New York City is within reach of adopting a congestion pricing proposal.
Overlaying these discussions is a persistent call to consider the equity of any new charges on drivers. How will the charges impact low-income drivers? Does payment require access to banking tools that are not universally available?
This event will explore proposals, including fee rates that vary by driver income, vehicle characteristics, or time and place, and equity-centered policies for responding to nonpayment of tolls or other fees.
This program is supported by the Mineta Transportation Institute at San José State University.
Featured Speaker: U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio
Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-MA); Chair, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for the 117th Congress
Fireside Chat with Karen Philbrick
Ph.D., Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute
Keynote Speaker: Polly Trottenberg
Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
Q&A Moderator: Jeff Morales
Managing Principal, InfraStrategies, LLC
Asha Weinstein Agrawal
Ph.D., Director, MTI National Transportation Finance Center
Executive Director, Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG)
Executive Director, Washington State Transportation Commission
Executive Director, San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro)—Moderator