pay-as-you-drive

Lack of transparency in use-based insurance may undercut demand management benefits

By Eric Sundquist One policy tool that holds promise in the effort to manage transportation demand is mileage-based insurance, also known as pay-as-you-drive insurance. Most motorists today pay premiums that are essentially fixed costs, with little or no connection to the amount of travel

Are you being served? Reserving your space on the roadway

By Mary Ebeling For transportation professionals focusing on improving automobile commute times, the idea of enabling a driver to reserve space on a roadway at specific times may seem too good to be true—and it may be.  Such a scheme may be too complicated to implement—at least right

Road Usage Charge Pilot Program Preliminary Findings (Oregon DOT, 2013)

The objective of the Road Usage Charge Pilot Program is to demonstrate several choices for measuring and paying a road usage charge that are easy for motorists to perform while maintaining an efficient collection system administered by multiple interoperable providers, including ODOT and

Report on Impacts of Road Usage Charges in Rural, Urban and Mixed Counties (Oregon DOT, 2013)

This report represents the study of impacts of road usage charges in rural, urban, and mixed counties in Oregon. The prospect of an Oregon road usage charge has faced questions regarding the policy’s relative impacts on urban and rural residents. The central concern of stakeholders is the

Instant rewards, penalties, and feedback are shown to change driver behavior

By Robbie Webber A new study shows that tiny financial losses can improve motorists’ compliance with speed limits. The study’s researchers found that the psychology of losing money, even just a few pennies, as well as the instant feedback of seeing the money trickling away, almost completely

Report of Minnesota’s Mileage-Based User Fee Policy Task Force (Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 2011)

Over a period of six months, the Task Force, appointed by Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Tom Sorel, discussed and evaluated the overall MBUF concept and related issues, determined benefits and concerns, considered potential system design options and preferences and formulated

PAYD

This acronym may become increasingly common as insurance companies and consumers try out Pay-As-You-Drive insurance. PAYD ties insurance pricing to the amount of driving. A recent study by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions looks at the costs of implementation and the potential benefits

Falling VMT and Insurance Rates with PAYD?

In its Clean Energy and Climate Plan, the authors assert that a mandatory charge-per-mile system for the entire state would reduce VMT by up to 9.5%. Massachusetts would like to find out. For a voluntary system, the reduction would be approximately 2%.