TRB Webinar: The RUC Guide—Your Pathway to Road Usage Charging

This webinar was posted on 02/20/2024

March 07, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 1.50 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

A road usage charge (RUC) allows users of a transportation system to help pay for the system in a fair manner and in proportion to how much it is used. The NCHRP WebResource 2: Road Usage Charge Guide is the first comprehensive guide developed for states and agencies interested in exploring or implementing a road usage charge program. TRB hosted a webinar on Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern that introduced the newly-launched RUC Guide, an interactive web resource packed with ready-to-use tools, building blocks, best practices, and a well-researched set of considerations. Presenters gave instructions on the use of the self-assessment tool and how to interpret their state or agency’s unique results. Presenters also shared the customizable tools and resources available on the website.
This webinar was sponsored by TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program and the Standing Technical Committees on Transportation Planning Policy and Processes, Economics and Finance, and Public Engagement and Communications.
The slides are available. Please contact for a link to the recording. There may be a $90 fee.
Webinar agenda and presenters

  • Pathways to RUC – Ging Ging Fernandez, CDM Smith
  • Using the RUC Guide – Steven Marfitano, CDM Smith
  • OReGO: A RUC lead agency case study – Maureen Bock, Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Working with lead agencies, policymakers, communicators, and transportation professionals – Patricia Hendren, The Eastern Transportation Coalition
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) insights on future grant opportunities – Carlos McCloud, FHWA
  • Question and answer session moderated by Jennifer Roberts, CDM Smith

The first 60 minutes of the webinar were for presentations and the final 30 minutes were reserved for audience questions.
Learning Objectives
At the end of this webinar, participants can:

  • Utilize the RUC Guide to identify challenges a state may face and strategies to overcome them
  • Determine actionable next steps to progress RUC conversations or implementation in a state
  • Develop RUC materials using templates provided on the RUC guide website

Professional Development Hours
This webinar was delivered as a scheduled – e-learning live event and is categorized within RCEP as Technical, Health and Safety.
Professional Development Hours (PDHs) earned on completion of this program were reported to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Certificates of Completion are issued to all participants via the online system. Complaints about registered providers may be addressed to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Fl., Washington, DC, 20005.
American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits
This webinar was approved by the American Planning Association (APA) for 1.5 Certification Maintenance (CM) Credits. CM credits provide continuing education opportunities for AICP Certified Planners to continue their professional skills and knowledge. To receive CM credits, Certified Planners should visit the TRB event webpage on American Planning Association and register their participation. If you have problems reporting your CM credits or have general questions about the CM program, please contact the APA.