Road charge is an innovative funding mechanism that allows drivers to support road maintenance based on the distance they travel or the period of time they use the roads, rather than the amount of gasoline they consume. Think of it as a physical activity recorder for your car (without the trendy wrist accessory).

Please visit our Pilot Program Information page to learn the nuts-and-bolts of road charging!

Pioneer Change

Help Fix California’s Roadways, One Mile at a Time.

Ready to join the California Road Charge Pilot and help study a new and sustainable era in road funding?
Apply to become a volunteer today to help provide safe and reliable roads for all Californians. Once accepted, volunteers will have the opportunity to choose the mileage reporting method that suits them best. Options range from low to high tech and will include:

  • Time permitTime permit
    A permit that allows unlimited road use in California for a specific period of time, such as a year, month or week.
  • Road Mileage permitMileage permit
    A block of miles based on your expected use of California’s roads.
  • Odometer ChargeOdometer Charge
    An option where payment is remitted after periodic manual odometer readings.
  • Automated Mileage ReportingAutomated Mileage Reporting
    Choice of in-vehicle technology, with or without general location data, that reports mileage traveled to a third party account manager which invoices the participant.

Learn more about Road Charge