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The Innovation Imperative

July 10, 2017

UW student teams create pilot solutions for future road usage charge

The gas tax is the state’s principal source of revenue for its road, bridges and ferries. Industry forecasts predict that fuel efficiency will rise from its current 20.5 mpg to 35 mpg by 2035. As that happens, state gas tax revenue will decline by as much as 50 percent. In partnership with the state, UW students have created smartphone apps that track road usage, while giving the user privacy control.

Read the full article on the UW’s CoMotion website