Emovis Wins Contract to Launch Mileage-Based User Fee Program in Virginia
Emovis US Inc., part of Abertis Mobility Services, one of the world’s leading providers of toll-based mobility solutions, has signed a contract with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (VA DMV) to implement the Mileage-Based User Fee program for three years with the potential for additional renewable years. Virginia will join three other states that have previously rolled out the solution: Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
The increase in consumer ownership of fuel efficient vehicles is great news for public health and the environment, but impacts highway funding that is sustained in part by federal and state gas taxes. Emovis’ Mileage-Based User Fee program plays an important role in compensating for the loss of revenueincome from the increase in fuel efficient vehicles on the road and is an equitable way to ensure all vehicle owners pay their fair share of tax. Eligible vehicle owners will be given the choice during the annual vehicle registration process to pay a flat fee in lieu of a fuel tax or opt for a pay-per-mile charge through the Mileage-Based User Fee program. The per-mile charges accumulated will be capped at the equivalent of the annual flat fee.
Emovis is currently the company offering state-of-the-art Mileage-Based User Fee solutions in the United States. The solution that will be implemented in Virginia is based on the current proven and demonstrable success of the Utah Department Of Transportation MBUF solution. It will be customized for VA DMV requirements.
Up to 1.9 million vehicles will, over time, be eligible for the Virginia program which is expected to launch on July 1, 2022.
“This contract consolidates Emovis as a leader in the Mileage-Based User Fee space, following the two existing revenue-service programs in Utah and Oregon,” said Christian Barrientos, CEO of Abertis Mobility Services. “It shows a clear commitment towards Mileage-Based User Fee in the country as an alternative for future funding and improved performance of the U.S. transportation system.”
The Emovis solution uses cloud analytics and mobile technology to provide smarter road charging solutions.
“Personal information and travel habits are always kept private,” said Marc Deflin, Emovis’ Vice President of Sales, North America. “We provide aggregated and anonymized trip data to our clients with the appropriate safeguards. User data protections sit at the heart of our services.”