Methodology of impact fees emphasizing vehicle miles traveled

Karen E. Seggerman, Kristine M. Williams, Pei Sung Lin, Aldo Fabregas, Arthur C. Nelson, James C. Nicholas

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Abstract

This paper provides a working concept and methodology for application of a mobility fee in Florida. The mobility fee has many characteristics of an impact fee modified for sensitivity to vehicle miles traveled (VMT). Policy and practical implications of implementing such a fee are addressed, along with the fee methodology and illustration of the approach through hypothetical testing in Alachua County, Florida. The primary concept for the mobility fee is a modified impact fee assessed on new development. The approach presented anticipates regional cooperation in the development and adoption of a mobility plan that includes all transportation modes. Through sensitivity to VMT, the modified impact fee may help to discourage urban sprawl and reward mixed-use development and other development near or within existing activity centers. The hypothetical test results reveal that the two approaches-the average rate and the location-based rate-produce very different fees for new development. The paper reports on research performed for the Florida Department of Community Affairs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-43
Number of pages8
JournalTransportation Research Record
Issue number2187
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Seggerman, K. E., Williams, K. M., Lin, P. S., Fabregas, A., Nelson, A. C., & Nicholas, J. C. (2010). Methodology of impact fees emphasizing vehicle miles traveled. Transportation Research Record, (2187), 36-43. https://doi.org/10.3141/2187-06