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.