The RFA's key functions are to:

  1. Manage the Road Fund, subject to Sections 16 (establishment of the Road Fund) and 17 (utilization of the Road Fund) of the RFA Act.
  2. Impose Road User Charges (RUC), determine the rates of those charges and collect those charges; subject to Section 19 (determination of Road User Charges) of the RFA Act.
  3. Determine the manner in which the funding collected will be allocated, subject to Section 20 (funding of Roads Authority and Approved Authorities) of the RFA Act.
  4. Implement appropriate measures for the effective monitoring of compliance by the Roads Authority with the Procedures Agreement and Approved Authorities with the conditions under which they were granted funding.