With the passage of Senate Bill 1077 (DeSaulnier, 2014), California demonstrated the commitment and foresight to investigate a long-term, sustainable transportation funding mechanism known as a “road charge” as a potential replacement to the gas tax. Taking direction from the Legislature, California completed the largest road charge research effort to date, piloting more than 5,000 vehicles that reported in excess of 37 million miles driven over a nine-month duration. These statistics only serve to reinforce Californians’ desire for mobility, a safe and reliable transportation system, and an improved overall quality of life.
Below you will find the California State Transportation Agency’s full final report, summary report and a highlights brochure on the findings from the California Road Charge Pilot Program. For more detailed information, access the final report appendices.