California Road Charge Pilot Program

About the Pilot Program

The California Road Charge Pilot Program is a multi-year endeavor that, at its core, strives to engage the public in order to gain input and feedback.

Pilot volunteers will be able to choose one of the five mileage reporting methods California will be testing. Please note:

  • Volunteers will not pay any out-of-pocket costs
  • No money will be exchanged during the pilot
  • Above all, you get to be a driver, not just a passenger, and contribute to fixing California… one mile at a time

How You Can Participate

Comment, Follow, Join Us

  • We would love to hear from you. Please go to the comments page and leave us your thoughts or questions regarding any aspect of the California Road Charge Pilot Program. We value your input!!

    Comments Page

  • We invite you to sign up on our interest list that will provide you with up to date news, announcements, and meeting information regarding the California Road Charge Pilot Program.

    Interest List

  • We invite you to join us at the next TAC meeting, or town hall meeting in your area. Please review the events page for more information regarding time and dates!

    Events Calendar

What Is Road Charge?

Road charging means drivers pay to help maintain the roads based on the distance they travel or a period of time they use the roads, rather than the amount of gasoline they consume.

Why Are We Studying Road Charge?

The Legislature created a Road Charge Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to study road charging because the state gas tax is not able to generate enough money to fix all the 50,000 miles of roads in California. As cars become more fuel efficient, many drivers are paying less gas tax, which continues to reduce the amount of money used for fixing roads.

Background - Senate Bill (SB) 1077

On September 29, 2014 Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 1077, which requires the state of California to design and implement a statewide pilot program to study the implications of a road charge model no later than January 1, 2017.

Pursuant to SB 1077, the California Transportation Commission (CTC), in conjunction with the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), has established a 15-member TAC that will ultimately study all aspects of road charging, with an emphasis on certain mandated considerations such as privacy, data security and a host of technology implications. The TAC will prepare and submit to CalSTA official recommendations for the design of a road charge pilot that will be implemented statewide, through a live demonstration, no later than January 1, 2017.

Road Charge Video

Road Charge Calendar