The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) has announced a six-month, road-usage charging (RUC) pilot programme called Fair Miles Oklahoma that will launch in July.
The Oklahoma state legislature mandated the study of a pay-per-mile scheme in 2021 as guidance for future policy changes.
As part of the pilot, Oklahoma will assess the benefits and identify potential hurdles of the RUC solution, which is provided by Emovis.
Drivers who volunteer to be part of the pilot through the Fair Miles Oklahoma website will have several mileage reporting options, including an on-board device and telematics – if provided by the vehicle manufacturer.
The pilot will involve project management, implementation, participant onboarding, mileage collection, account management, reporting and data analysis.
Upon completion of the pilot, ODOT will draft a report for state lawmakers, which will describe the results and lessons learned for future policy decisions.
“To maintain funding for roads and bridge maintenance and construction, Oklahoma is one of many states proactively exploring a pay-per-mile program that could replace the current fuel tax model in the future,” said Dawn Sullivan, ODOT deputy director.
“Participation in this study provides Oklahoma drivers the opportunity to be part of Oklahoma’s transportation future.”
With the Fair Miles programme, Oklahoma has become the latest US state to roll out Emovis’ pay-per-mile solution, following Oregon, Utah, Virginia and Washington.
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