HiRUC is a 36-month demonstration project.
START. Project Inception, 2018
HDOT was awarded $4 million from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to conduct a public demonstration of a road usage charge system. This three-year project will allow Hawaii drivers to experience what a RUC system will be like. The demonstration will help HDOT understand how people feel about RUC and what their concerns are. Public participation and feedback will help guide development of future funding options.
Driving Report, 2019
VEHICLE OWNERS RECEIVE STATEMENT.
Customized simulated invoice distributed by mail. Invoice will estimate how much each vehicle owner might have paid in RUC compared to gas taxes.
Recruit Volunteers, 2020
The HiRUC research team will be conducting surveys of drivers and inviting their direct feedback on potential tools for the system. Feedback will help HDOT and policymakers better understand what drivers would prefer in a RUC system. Approximately 2,000 volunteers, statewide, will be recruited to test various technologies and reporting methods.
Automated Mileage Reporting, 2021
A second part of the demonstration project features volunteers testing new ways to report mileage including submitting an odometer photo via smartphone app, or using invehicle technology, such as mileage-meters.
PROJECT COMPLETION. Evaluate/ Analyze, 2021
• Summarize driver’s experience and stakeholder’s feed back.
• Recommend possible ways to do RUC in Hawaii.
• Report to Legislature.