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Opportunity to Participate in a Pilot Program to Track Vehicle Miles Traveled in New Jersey

July 19th, 2022 by

Image Credit: The Eastern Transportation Coalition

Did you know that a fuel tax you pay at the pump is largely responsible for funding a well-functioning transportation system that gets you to where you need to go, delivers packages to your door, and keeps groceries on the shelves? But as vehicles go farther on less fuel and some stop using any fuel at all, it becomes harder to maintain our aging transportation system.

The Eastern Transportation Coalition, a partnership of 17 states and Washington D.C., needs your help to explore an alternative approach, called a Mileage-Based User Fee (MBUF), which means each driver pays for the miles they drive instead of the fuel they buy.

In addition to being a viable alternative to fuel tax funding, it could also help New Jersey track where and how much driving is happening. This, in turn, could be incredibly helpful as the state promotes less car dependency in the pursuit of co-benefits such as reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and greater access and affordability.

To better understand how a Mileage-Based User Fee program could work, the Coalition is conducting a Pilot Program in New Jersey and they want you to join and tell them what you think! It is free to participate, and there are strict privacy protection measures to safeguard your data. 

Here’s how to join the Pilot in four easy steps:

  1. Enroll – Fill out the enrollment form by clicking the link on the website.
  2. Insert – Plug a small device into your vehicle to record mileage.
  3. Drive – Then drive as you normally do.
  4. Return – After a few months, mail back the device.

Image Credit: The Eastern Transportation Coalition

*These steps may vary depending on the mileage-reporting option selected.

Your voice is important, so visit to learn more and enroll. Participants who qualify can receive up to $100. Have questions? Contact a Pilot team member at 609-293-7800 or by email  (NewJerseyatMBUFpilotdotorg)  .

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