Member Briefing: December 2

Here is a brief weekly update from the RTA business coalition – the voice of the regional business community on transportation.

RTA and NC Chamber write op-ed on Access User Fee concept to modernize transportation funding

North Carolina is quickly emerging as a leading destination for the transition to electric vehicles. This transition to EVs — and to hybrid vehicles and increased fuel efficiency overall — means that the days of the gas tax effectively funding our roadways are numbered. The N.C. Department of Transportation needs new, stable revenue streams to keep our state moving forward. That’s why the regional and statewide business community is elevating a proposal to modernize state highway funding in the form of a vehicle registration-based access user fee.

RTA and the NC Chamber coauthored an op-ed about the concept that appeared this week in the Sunday editions of the Durham Herald Sun, Raleigh News & Observer, and Charlotte Observer. Additional information about access user fee benefits and frequently asked questions can be found in an updated one pager here on our RTA website.

RTA has been elevating the access user fee concept for several years. You can also read the op-ed in this week’s blog, and view the article and our one-pager on the NC Chamber’s “Destination 2030” site for modernizing state transportation funding. For more information, visit the RTA access user fee webpage:  [].


Thank you for your ongoing dedication to regional business leadership on mobility.

Let’s get moving,

RTA Executive Director

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