Vehicle Miles Traveled Fee System in Nevada

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Several barriers are associated with the implementation and deployment of a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) fee system; these barriers range from technology issues to public acceptance. Technology-related barriers are easier to address compared with public-related barriers. In addition, addressing technological barriers requires explicit consideration of the public's attitudes and preferences in relation to various technological options. Public perceptions of and billing preferences for a VMT fee system in Nevada were studied. A survey questionnaire was developed to capture these perceptions and preferences. A series of discrete choice models—ordered, probit, and logit models—were tested to determine the best model to use for evaluating the results of the survey. Multinomial logit models provided the best explanatory power. Modeling assumptions were tested to ensure adequate results. The model provided several interesting insights about public perceptions and preferences in regard to the VMT system. On the basis of these insights, some policy recommendations are provided.


Automobiles; Transportation


Civil and Environmental Engineering | Civil Engineering | Public Policy | Transportation


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