FHWA is finally moving forward with the national vehicle miles traveled (VMT) pilot required by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is finally moving forward with the national vehicle miles traveled (VMT) pilot that is required by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). FHWA announced they were forming the IIJA mandated advisory committee which was supposed to be stood up no later than 90-days following the enactment of the IIJA. Yes, your math is correct, that makes it about a year and a half late. This advisory committee will make recommendations regarding the establishment of the National Motor Vehicle Per-Mile User Fee Pilot.
You might recall the report funded by the AGC co-chaired Transportation Construction Coalition made recommendations on how to successfully stand up this pilot and also pressured U.S. DOT to establish the advisory committee. You also might recall that Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) were equally frustrated with the lack of progress and urged U.S. DOT to begin implementing the national pilot. It appears moving forward with the pilot finally made it to the top of the priority list.
As always, we will keep you updated as this VMT pilot program progresses.
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