Title

Methodology of Impact Fees Emphasizing Vehicles Miles Traveled

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.3141/2187-06

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 feemethodology 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.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, v. 2187, p. 36-43.

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