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Exploratory study : vehicle mileage fees in Texas

Exploratory study : vehicle mileage fees in Texas

Date: January 2011
Creator: Baker, Richard & Goodin, Ginger
Description: This project evaluates Vehicle Mileage (VM) fees as a possible funding mechanism for meeting the State of Texas' long-term transportation needs. Researchers conducted listening sessions with the general public and stakeholders to gather input on the concept. Researchers also prepared a decision matrix that can aid policy makers in evaluating the various trade-offs in policy that will be encountered in vehicle mileage fee system development. This study identified both challenges and opportunities for implementation of VM fees.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
The 2011 Mileage-Based User Fee Symposium

The 2011 Mileage-Based User Fee Symposium

Date: September 2011
Creator: Goodin, Ginger & Wood, Nicholas
Description: The fuel tax is rapidly losing its ability to support system needs. Federal environmental regulations and the escalating price of fossil fuels have created a strong incentive to develop and utilize more fuel-efficient vehicles, which will drive down fuel tax revenues relative to use of the nation's roadway network. Given the challenges associated with the declining sustainability of the fuel tax, the likely successor is a road user fee largely based on actual usage. This project sponsored the third annual two-day Symposium on Mileage-Based User Fees that brought together professionals in the field of mileage-based fees for the purpose of sharing information on current applications and exploring their potential as a supplement or replacement for the fuel tax.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
The 2011 Mileage-Based User Fee Symposium

The 2011 Mileage-Based User Fee Symposium

Date: September 2011
Creator: Goodin, Ginger & Wood, Nicholas
Description: The fuel tax is rapidly losing its ability to support system needs. Federal environmental regulations and the escalating price of fossil fuels have created a strong incentive to develop and utilize more fuel-efficient vehicles, which will drive down fuel tax revenues relative to use of the nation's roadway network. Given the challenges associated with the declining sustainability of the fuel tax, the likely successor is a road user fee largely based on actual usage. This project sponsored the third annual two-day Symposium on Mileage-Based User Fees that brought together professionals in the field of mileage-based fees for the purpose of sharing information on current applications and exploring their potential as a supplement or replacement for the fuel tax.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Use of performance measurement to include air quality and energy into mileage-based user fees

Use of performance measurement to include air quality and energy into mileage-based user fees

Date: March 2012
Creator: Farzaneh, Reza; Novak, Kristen; Baker, Richard T. & Goodin, Ginger
Description: "This research project is aimed at establishing a framework for levying MBUFs designed to achieve various air quality improvement policy objectives. This research presents the first step toward a pricing framework based on the concept of performance measurement that systematically defines and incorporates potential air quality goals. The process of developing the proposed framework included defining the interactive role of user fees and pricing in roadway transportation operations and identifying air quality performance measures for determining the appropriate vehicle mileage fee price."
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Rural planning organizations, their role in transportation planning and project development in Texas :  technical report

Rural planning organizations, their role in transportation planning and project development in Texas : technical report

Date: October 2010
Creator: Overman, John H.; Ellis, Patricia; Frawley, William; Taylor, Ryan; Geiselbrecht, Tina & Goodin, Ginger
Description: Report containing research identifying and examining rural planning organizations, their structure and operation, and their role in transportation planning and programming.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Operational performance management of priced facilities

Operational performance management of priced facilities

Date: March 2011
Creator: Goodin, Ginger; Burris, Mark; Lomax, Timothy J.; Geiselbrecht, Tina & Brydia, Robert
Description: This study provides a framework in which operating decisions for priced facilities can be made and can guide the changes in operational strategies for a facility over time. The research process was initiated with a literature review and targeted interviews of toll and managed lane operators to assess the state of the practice in performance measurement for pricing and other operational changes. The research team then developed guiding principles for identification, selection, and communication of performance measures and targets. A conceptual framework was formulated and data collection infrastructure needs were also documented. The conceptual framework was then developed into a more detailed version in a web-based format. This report documents the research findings and results and provides guidance on the use of the web-based framework tool. In addition, several outreach products were developed under this study to assist agencies in communication of performance management principles for proactive management of priced facilities.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Texas Department of Transportation administration research: tasks completed Fiscal Year 2010

Texas Department of Transportation administration research: tasks completed Fiscal Year 2010

Date: February 2011
Creator: Baker, Richard; Ding, Liang; Epps, Jon; Estakhri, Cindy K.; Fry, Gray; Geiselbrecht, Tina et al.
Description: "This research project evaluates numerous transportation issues and develops findings and/or recommendations based on results. This project has been structured to address some of the emerging, critical, and unique considerations related to transportation."
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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