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Message from Beth -- July 27, 2022


Message from Beth -- July 27, 2022

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) received a federal grant to study revenue alternatives to replace or otherwise supplement the motor fuel user fees collected in Ohio.  The ODOT Revenue Alternatives Study is using this grant to recommend next steps needed to pilot and implement an alternative user-based revenue program in Ohio.  I co-facilitate the External Advisory Committee EAC which will not set policy but provide input and advice with additional public outreach and targeted surveys completed by the project team.

At this point in the study, I am seeking ACEC Ohio member input on the revenue sources being reviewed. The goal of this study is to determine long-term, sustainable revenue sources to replace the current motor vehicle user fee.

Revenue Sources being reviewed:

  • Fuel Tax
  • Vehicle Fees
  • Direct Usage Fees (mileage based)
  • Indirect User Fees
  • Externality Fees
  • Other Fees

 Click here for a draft memo outlining these revenue sources and preliminary revenue forecasting from these sources.

 Click here for slide deck explaining the study including the guiding principles outlined below:

Guiding principles


I look forward to hearing your thoughts, please email me at or call me at 614-487-8844.



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