Road Usage Charging

WSP supports the policy, planning and implementation of road usage charging (RUC) applications nationwide.



Drivers are at the forefront of any RUC initiative. Under RUC, the burden of funding road maintenance and operations is shared amongst all drivers, regardless of the type of vehicle they drive. Through RUC, drivers can experience better roadways, safer corridors and enhanced mobility options.



By creating a more equitable and harmonized funding stream, agencies can offer better roadways, safer corridors, and improved transportation conditions for their customers, the drivers. WSP helps state, regional and local entities with their RUC needs from strategic consulting, revenue forecasting, program management, organizational development, communications, and support implementing RUC programs.



RUC has a lot of moving parts from data hosting to revenue collection to data capture. Our business partners in RUC can benefit from exploring and engaging in new business models, innovative solutions, and opportunities to enhance their existing business capabilities in a new and exciting, user-focused funding model.



WSP collaborates with its clients to develop RUC programs that can work within any political context. With a deliberative, coordinated and interaction-driven process, WSP’s approach delivers an operational mindset to policy, systems engineering and deployment issues, all of which can be addressed in a strategic direction and action plan.



WSP’s approach recognizes that building political support and passing necessary legislation that addresses key policy issues will mitigate public concerns as agencies pursue RUC. Our programs have evaluated and resolved issues pertaining to privacy, fairness, governance, security, equity and interoperability.



Our policy analysis concludes with recommended pilots to demonstrate the effectiveness of the policy actions in live, operational conditions. WSP has led some of the largest and most successful RUC pilots in the country, including those in California, Colorado, Minnesota, Oregon, and the RUC America coalition. These efforts have led to wider consideration by states and enhanced interest in RUC as a viable future transportation funding source.



Programs are fully operational instances of road usage charging with actual revenue being collected and applied to transportation funding. Drivers of approved vehicles can choose to pay their fees (road usage charges) by the mile instead of by the gallon. The revenue collected goes toward paying for road and bridge maintenance, operations and mobility improvement.

Road Usage Charging Team

Mike Warren
Senior Director, Road Usage Charge Management and Strategy Consulting
United States
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Nate Bryer
Senior Director, Road Usage Charging Mobility Operations
United States
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