The Mileage-Based User Fee (MBUF) Policy Task Force, appointed by Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Tom Sorel, was formed to identify and evaluate issues related to potential future implementation of an MBUF system in Minnesota. Under a potential MBUF system, drivers would be charged based on the number of miles they drive, regardless of the type of energy source used to propel the vehicle, and instead of being charged by the gallon for fuel consumed in operating a vehicle.
The goal of the MBUF policy study was "to engage stakeholders and a Policy Task Force, with the intent of identifying and evaluating issues for potential implementation of MBUF in Minnesota." The MBUF Policy Task Force was asked to stay true to this goal, and not expand its scope to other transportation finance issues.
The report was prepared by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota in December of 2011. The report represents the views of the MBUF Policy Task Force and does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Minnesota Department of Transportation or the University of Minnesota. The Humphrey School is hospitable to a diversity of opinions and aspirations and does not itself take positions on issues of public policy.
Report of Minnesota's Mileage-Based User Fee Policy Task Force, December 2011, 22 pp.