How It Works

The Colorado RUC Pilot Program (RUCPP) is a research project. It will develop, implement, and evaluate an RUC system for passenger vehicles in Colorado. The pilot will recruit approximately 100 participants for a period of four months.

The Colorado Road Usage Charge Pilot Program has the following goals:

Demonstrate an operational RUC;
Identify and evaluate issues;
Test the feasibility of various mileage-reporting options; and
Solicit feedback and ideas.

How does the Colorado Road Usage Charge Pilot Program work?

How it Works

Colorado Road Usage Charge Pilot Program Key Activities

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RUC Process

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Recruit and Select Participants

CDOT will select pilot participants throughout Colorado based on geographic and vehicle diversity. CDOT is particularly interested in learning about issues unique to Colorado. For example, how does the technology work when traveling across Colorado's diverse geography?


Participants choose mileage reporting options:

Participants will be provided their choice of mileage-reporting options. Some of these options include a mileage-reporting device to be installed in the vehicle, and one option provides the no-technology choice, involving self-reporting.

Reporting Options


Pilot Begins

CDOT will work with participants to ensure smooth registration/enrollment. CDOT will continue to follow up with pilot participants at critical milestones, such as invoicing, for example. CDOT will also provide a 24-hour help desk to help troubleshoot any issues.


"Invoices" Received

Pilot participants will receive their first invoices in early 2017. These simulated invoices will include information about total miles driven, total chargeable miles, and gas tax paid/refunded. Participants will receive invoices monthly throughout the entire four-month pilot.

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Pilot Ends