This research was funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), with additional support from the City of Seattle, Washington; and the University of Oregon.
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) will challenge cities in ways that are difficult to fully predict, yet critical to address. A particular challenge is the potential for AVs to upset municipal budgets, as they upend traditional auto-related funding streams like vehicle registration fees and parking revenues. To prepare for this uncertain future, cities should practice scenario planning to understand revenue implications and identify alternative solutions
Brown, Anne and Benjamin Y. Clark. Will Automated Vehicles Cut Parking Revenue? Not Overnight, but Cities Should Plan Ahead. Project Brief 1215. Portland, OR: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), 2020.