2660 Department of Transportation
Major Program Changes
- Road Usage Charge Pilot Program: The Budget includes $9.4 million and 5 positions to implement a pilot program pursuant to Chapter 835, Statutes of 2014 (SB 1077), to explore a potential mileage-based revenue collection system, or Road Usage Charge, for California's roads and highways as a possible replacement to the gasoline tax system currently in place.
- Transportation Management Systems Maintenance and Engineering: The Budget includes an increase of $6.9 million and 64 positions to maintain and improve the Transportation Management System elements, such as ramp meters, and the associated communication links with traffic management centers. Of these resources, $3 million and 20 positions will be used to complete a data-driven, performance-based pilot study of the effectiveness of Transportation Management System elements in increasing throughput and managing capacity in two primary corridors; one in the north and one in the south. The remaining resources will be dedicated to maintaining existing infrastructure.