2019 National MBUFA Conference

Highlighted Panels from the 2019 Conference

  • A 50 State Solution: What We have Learned from the States--What Do the Pilots and State DOTs think We Need to Know for a National Pilot?
  • Looking Locally and Globally for Lessons Learned: How to Insure and Prepare for Nationwide Interoperability
  • Road Pricing in Urban America: New York, Los Angeles and Beyond
  • MBUF for Heavy Vehicles: Key Considerations from Pilots, Implementations and Industry
  • New Rules of the Road: How Will a National MBUF Affect Other Transportation Issues: Finance, Autonomous Vehicles, IFTA, Rural Drivers?
  • Into the Future: Looking Forward--What Does the U.S. Transportation Network Need to Learn From a National Pilot


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?