(Caltrans seeks volunters)....They are for Road Charge Research.
Caltrans is looking for 150 volunteers for continued reasearch on a road user charge as an alternative to the state gas tax. The California Road Charge Phased Demonstration will first explore how drivers could be charged for the miles they travel rather than the gasoline they use by testing a user-friendly pay-at-the-pump and electric vehicle charging station system, or through a usage-based insurance approach. Future phases of the Caltrans demonstration include testing app-based payment of rideshare miles and caturing data from autonomous vehicles. Participants will be eligible to receive up to $100 in incentives each for their time and feedback. The six month demonstration will start in January 2021. For more information go to caroadcharge.com.