MBUFA Newsletter

MBUFA Monthly Update



On June 17, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee met to discuss long-term financing of the Highway Trust Fund. To read MBUFA chairman Jack Basso's statement on the hearing, click here.

On June 18, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee met to discuss the challenges to the future of highway funding. To read statements from former Vice Chair of MBUFA and the manager of Oregon Department of Transportation’s Office of Innovative Partnership Programs Jim Whitty as well as the Vice President for Education for MBUFA and Vice President of Policy at Reason Foundation Adrian Moore, Ph.D., click here.



As gas taxes dwindle, policymakers in the U.S. have had to divert billions of dollars from the general fund and other non-transportation funds to pay for infrastructure. This is increasing pressure on transportation policymakers to search for new, viable road financing mechanisms. Currently, a number of states are conducting or planning mileage-based user fee pilot projects.

The Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance holds workshops throughout the year to educate and inform thought leaders on using mileage-based user fees as a viable financial basis for funding transportation infrastructure.

To learn more or request a workshop in your state, contact us.