Driving into the New Year with 5,014 vehicles!
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Driving into the New Year with 5,014 vehicles!
Hi <<First Name>>,

See below for the latest on the California Road Charge Pilot Program.

Pilot Participant Overview

Here is the breakdown of the 5,014 vehicles participating in the pilot as we head into the New Year: 

                                                                                                  All information is current as of December, 2016
Here is the total number of vehicle miles driven by participants from the pilot launch in July 2016:


Open Enrollment Results 

A total of 92 vehicles switched Account Managers and/or mileage reporting methods. The total number of vehicles that participated in open enrollment represent only 1.9% of the compliant vehicles as of 12/01/16.
Based on the fact that only 92 vehicles were involved in open enrollment, it seems that most participants are sufficiently satisfied with their Account Manager and the mileage reporting method originally chosen. Here is the breakdown for open enrollment:

Interoperability Testing

The pilot includes out-of-state participants in order to evaluate how drivers from neighboring states might contribute to a road charge in California.

In order to fulfill the Road Charge Technical Advisory Committee’s (TAC) recommendation to test “interoperability” between neighboring states, California will be simulating the ability to distinguish and invoice for miles driven in California and miles driven out-of-state.
Within the pilot, there will be simulated interoperability between California and Oregon for a small sample of participants using location-based on-board diagnostic (OBD-II) mileage reporting starting in January 2017. The road charge mock invoices will show California miles charged at 1.8 cents per mile, but any miles driven in Oregon will be charged at 1.5 cents per mile (the rate established by the Oregon road usage charge program, OReGO). This simulation will run through the remainder of the pilot with around 950 vehicles involved.

This will hopefully provide further insights to California, other states, and the nation on a road charge funding model. 

Out-of-State Driving

We would like to remind all participants with location-based reporting methods that if you had any out-of-state holiday travel, do not worry about receiving any simulated road charge tax – it’s automatically deducted from your upcoming mock invoice!
If you do not have a location-based mileage reporting method and you did some out-of-state holiday travel, simply fill out the online mileage refund form to deduct all miles driven out of state or on private roads from your upcoming monthly mock invoice.


We’d like to thank all drivers in the California Road Charge Pilot for their continued participation! Your responses on all surveys will help California assess the viability of a road charge funding system in the future. If you haven’t won any cash prizes yet, you still have a chance!
The Miles of Thanks Sweepstakes 3 entry period will start at the end of this month (January 30th) and end on February 27, 2017.

Stay in the Know

If you’d like to learn more about the pilot status visit the program website.
The participant resource web page hosts important pilot information. Access participant materials throughout the pilot.

Utilize the road ahead map to reference important pilot milestones.

Upcoming Public Meetings

The next Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) public meeting will take place in the spring of 2017. Visit the California Transportation Commission's website for past TAC meeting information.
The next pilot program update will come out in early February, 2017 with more information on upcoming pilot milestones. Again, thank you for your continued participation in the California Road Charge Pilot Program!
Happy New Year!
California Road Charge Pilot Program Team
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