• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Barbara Rohde

Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance (MBUFA)

Executive Director

Barbara Rohde is the Executive Director of The Mileage Based User Fee  Alliance (MBUFA) in Washington, D.C. that was created as an educational organization to further information on mileage-based user fee projects in the United States and worldwide. Currently, members include State DOTS, local units of government, various consulting, tolling, and telematics firms, and research-based organizations.  MBUFA has been a leading voice in the United States and worldwide to support the work of governments in making the transformation from gas tax based revenue sources to fund transportation to user based funding sources.  The organization has been a leading voice in helping shape and support the $125 million in the IIJA Act to fund both a national pilot in the United States and continue state pilots and local pilots. In addition to her work with the MBUF Alliance, she holds an appointment as a Research Fellow at the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota  on transportation policy. Prior to serving as Executive Director of the Mileage Based User Fee Alliance, Ms. Rohde served as Chief of Staff for six years on Capitol Hill in the office of Cong. Byron Dorgan.  She also served in various capaicities for six years in the Governors Office for Governor Rudy Perpich of the State of Minnesota.




Sessions With Barbara Rohde

Monday, 6 March

  • 05:30pm - 06:10pm (CST) / 06/mar/2023 11:30 pm - 07/mar/2023 12:10 am

    Financing Tomorrow's Road System: How to tax EV users

    The imminent boom in new EV sales across leading global markets is starting to expose a new concern for regulators: rapidly shrinking fuel taxation revenues. This is already becoming present in leading EV markets around the world, such as Norway. Will other markets be next? A new taxation system is needed to help fund existing and future roads, transportation and safeguard future government taxation revenue; is road pricing inevitable? Join our panel discussion to learn more about the scale of the problem, as well as potential solutions currently being considered by governments and experts around the world.