2019 National MBUFA Conference
to be Held on June 18, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Highlights of the 2019 Conference

  • What Are the New Developments for Road Pricing in U.S. Urban Centers?
  • How Will the Knowledge of Road Charging World Wide Affect a National Trial for the U.S.?
  • What advice do States and State Pilots have for a National Trial?
  • How Will the Issues of Urban/Rural, Privacy, Financing and Others Need to be Addressed in a National Trial?
  • How is Congress looking to move forward on the issue of a National Trial?
  • What Are the New Technologies and How Will They be Involved in a National Trial?

These are just a few of the issues the 2019 MBUFA Conference Planning Committee, chaired by Anthony Buckley, Washington DOT, look to bring to you for the 2019 MBUFA National Conference.

Date: June 18, 2019
Location: National Housing Center 1201 15th St. NW Washington, D.C. 20005
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 4:30-5:30 Reception



Transportation infrastructure in the United States is funded primarily by the excise tax on gasoline and diesel fuel. The gas tax at the Federal level is not indexed to inflation and due to increases in fuel efficiency, revenues generated have declined significantly.

A mileage based user fee (MBUF) or vehicle miles traveled (VMT) fee is a user charge based on miles driven in a specific vehicle as opposed to the current excise tax on fuel consumed. 

There are many potential technologies for operating a mileage-based system and it is possible that offering options may be most effective for implementation. 

In the United States, states are taking a lead in helping to resolve many of the implementation questions by working with academia, industry partners and each other to devise mileage-based user fee pilot projects around the country. 

There are many misconceptions about privacy, fairness, double taxation, anti-fuel efficiency and interoperability.

What are some frequently asked questions about MBUF?