Jeff Morales to Moderate Mineta Panel with DOT Deputy Secretary Trottenberg and Congressman DeFazio
Jeff Morales will moderate a panel this Friday at the 13th Annual Mineta National Transportation Policy Summit: Mapping the Route to Equitable Road User Charges. The summit's first panel at 10:00 am (PDT) will feature Congressman Peter DeFazio and USDOT Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg. This exciting panel will cover the accelerated transition to electric vehicles, which is bringing a new urgency to discussions on how to replace fuel taxes with other broad-based, reliable sources of transportation revenue.
From Wyoming to Delaware to California, more and more state legislatures are considering mileage fees, regions like the San Francisco Bay Area are considering expanded tolling, and New York City is within reach of adopting a congestion pricing proposal. Overlaying these discussions is a persistent call to consider the equity of any new charges on drivers. How will the charges impact low-income drivers? Does payment require access to banking tools that are not universally available? This event will explore proposals including fee rates that vary by driver income, vehicle characteristics, or time and place, and equity-centered policies for responding to non-payment of tolls or other fees.
Other featured speakers include Karen Philbrick, Asha Weinstein Agrawal, James Corless, Reema Griffith, Hasan Ikhrata, and Stephanie Wiggins. You can register for this free online-only program here to receive a link to the live-stream event.