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Center for Transportation Studies

Assessing road user charges using GIS and GPS technologies

Hybrid electric vehicles are already entering the market, with fuel cell engines not far behind. These and other advances in vehicle engineering offer solutions to the problems associated with excessive fossil fuel consumption. But they create a new challenge for state transportation departments throughout the country: as fuel consumption decreases, the revenue stream from motor vehicle fuel taxes – the main source of funding for state and federal highways – will eventually dry up.

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