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Rephlo, Jennifer A.
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In 2007, the Minnesota Legislature appropriated $5,000,000 for a technology research project exploring mileage based user fees (MBUF). The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) was tasked with leading the effort of executing a pilot project to demonstrate technologies that would allow for the eventual replacement of the gas tax with a cost-neutral mileage charge.

The objective of the Minnesota Road Fee Test (MRFT) was to inform future public policy decisions regarding mileage-based user fees and connected vehicle applications. To accomplish this, Mn/DOT utilized a commercially available after-market device, a smartphone, to assess mileage-based user fees and convey safety alerts to drivers through in-vehicle signing.

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In 2007, the Minnesota Legislature appropriated $5,000,000 for a technology research project exploring mileage-based user fees (MBUF). The Minnesota DOT (Mn/DOT) was tasked with leading the effort of executing a pilot project to demonstrate technologies that would allow for the eventual replacement of the gas tax with a cost-neutral mileage charge.

The objective of the Minnesota Road Fee Test (MRFT) was to inform future public policy decisions regarding mileage-based user fees and connected vehicle applications. To accomplish this, Mn/DOT utilized a commercially available after-market device and a smartphone to assess mileage-based user fees.

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306
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Minnesota DOT
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1535
Title
Connected Vehicles for Safety, Mobility, and User Fees: Evaluation of the Minnesota Road Fee Test
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