PAC Road Pricing Administration Functional Area


'PAC Road Pricing Administration' enables payment for road use based on VMT, vehicle type, vehicle emissions, or other parameters. It establishes a price schedule based on these parameters that may vary by time, location or zone, vehicle type, and/or vehicle behavior. Pricing strategies may also include incentives that allow reimbursement of fees previously paid for good behavior (e.g., VMT reductions, economical driving behavior, avoidance of peak periods or congested zones). It receives vehicle data (e.g., time stamped roadways used by the vehicle since the last transmission) and computes the total cost to the vehicle owner for payment. Based on owner preference, this cost is either billed to the owner or requested from an in–vehicle payment instrument. Payment for use of roadways not operated by the specific instance of the VMT Payment Administration that the vehicle is registered with, will be reconciled. Payment violations can be reported to Enforcement Agencies when appropriate. Finally, vehicle owners can interact with this object using personal devices or public terminals to setup and edit account preferences for owned vehicles, get account reports, and make payments.

Included In

Ohio Turnpike Roadside ITS Equipment
Ohio DOT Ramp Meters
Ohio DOT Lane Control Devices

Functional Requirements

01The center shall be able to set up accounts for drivers to pay for low emission zone entry fees.
02The center shall provide the status of an electronic payment transaction provided directly to the driver via sign or other roadside infrastructure.
03The center shall notify enforcement agency of a low emission zone entry payment violation.
04This center shall maintain and publish road use prices, as configured by the Payment Administrator.
05The center shall receive road pricing data (time stamped log of roadways used by the vehicle) and compute the total cost to the vehicle owner.
06The center shall calculate road use charges based on the vehicle's mileage, roads traveled, time periods, emissions profile for make/model, fuel economy for make/model, weight, number of axles/tires, or other policies.
07The center shall access and use registration and odometer information from the DMV to verify and audit collected road pricing data
08The center shall process and clear payments from vehicle owners and operators as well as payments to other Center Road Pricing Payment Administration through clearing houses provided by financial institutions.
09The center shall coordinate with other Road Pricing Payment Administration systems to reconcile and apportion payments for vehicles registered in other jurisdictions
10The center shall monitor the operational status of road pricing field equipment and identify equipment faults.
11The center shall provide secure user account management, providing user access to rules and policies, current billing status, invoices, payments, and mechanisms for review and challenge of the collected data.