Published: October, 04, 2015 | Reston, VA
D’Artagnan has been awarded a study of Road Usage Charge system/vendor certification for the Western Road Usage Charge Consortium (WRUCC), a voluntary group of twelve state Departments of Transportation undertaking collaborative research into topics related to road usage charging. D’Artagnan is a professional services firm specializing in transportation policy, planning, finance, road use charging, and transportation technologies.
This pool-funded, multi-state research study features two key phases of collaborative research with participating states. The first phase researches and identifies key attributes, best practices, benefits and challenges for certification in a Road Usage Charge system available to multiple states. The second phase comprises further research with participating states to develop a potential certification system structure available to multiple states, including review of certification system scenarios (open and closed models), staffing options, options for lab testing and self-certification, approaches to device certification, methods for service/process certification and certification system
Several tasks will be covered, including an assessment of recent road usage charge funding initiatives around the U.S. and internationally; a revised financial evaluation of road usage charging; a review and analysis of legal, operational and policy issues that must be resolved before a road usage charge system could be implemented in various states.