Beyond the Pump: Rethinking Transportation Funding Without the Fuel Tax

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Friday, May 17, 2024

15th Annual Mineta National Transportation Policy Summit

10:00 - 11:30a.m. (PT) | Link to Register.

While the climate benefits from booming electric vehicle sales, the nation’s transportation system faces an unfortunate predicament: less gasoline and diesel purchased means dwindling fuel tax revenue. Fuel tax revenue provides a core funding source for operating, maintaining, and improving transportation systems, so policymakers must find a replacement as soon as possible. This event explores such options as mileage fees, higher annual vehicle fees, or abandoning the user-pay principle and relying on general fund revenue.

See here for more information and recordings from past events in the series.

1.5 PDH credits and 1.5 CM credits available to attendees. 

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MC MTI Tax Survey Presenter Federal Funding, Past and Future Panel Moderator
Karen Philbrick, PhD Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD Jeff Davis David "Davey" S. Kim


Karen Philbrick, PhD

Executive Director
Mineta Transportation Institute


Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD

MTI National Transportation Finance Center


Jeff Davis

Senior Fellow
Eno Center for Transportation



David “Davey” S. Kim

MTI Trustee

Senior Vice President & Principal, National Transportation Policy and Multimodal Strategy
Panelist Panelist Panelist
Carlos Braceras Ed Sniffen Ed Sniffen


Carlos Braceras

Executive Director
Utah Department of Transportation


Tim Gatz

Executive Director
Oklahoma Department of Transportation


Ed Sniffen

Hawaii Department of Transportation

Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD, Carlos Braceras, Jeff Davis, David S. Kim, Tim Gatz, Ed Sniffen

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