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California Receives FHWA Grant to Test New Funding for Highways

The Federal Highway Administration has selected California and six other states to receive grant funding for a project to test new ways to finance highway and bridge projects. The pilot program is designed to test user-based alternatives to support the federal Highway Trust Fund, which relies on the federal gas tax.

The California Department of Transportation was awarded a $2,030,000 grant to explore California’s Road Usage Charge Program with emerging technologies and services, according to the FHWA. Other states selected for the program include Delaware, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oregon and Utah. 

The seven state projects will investigate and evaluate various mileage-based and road-user charges, including for trucks and automated vehicles, and the implementation and operation of the technologies at the regional level.