Oregon has been exploring a new funding system—a road usage charge—to provide more equitable funding for our public roadways. After two pilot projects in 2007 and 2012, the state legislature voted Senate Bill 810 into law on July 9, 2013. Oregon will conduct a 5,000 vehicle volunteer program implementing a per-mile charge as an alternative to the gas tax.
The Oregon Department of Transportation unveiled a brand new website introducing OReGO, our new road usage charge volunteer program. The website will serve as a comprehensive resource for Oregonians looking to learn more about the program and what it means for the future of our state’s transportation system. The OReGO website will include:
· A detailed history of road usage charging in Oregon
· Information on the scope of Senate Bill 810 including a full overview of the new program launching on July 1, 2015
· Details on what it means to become an OReGo participant, including qualifications and account management options
· A calculator to compare current fuels tax payment verses projected road usage charge payment
· Profiles from volunteer participants that participated in the 2012 pilot program
· FAQs, media stories, and much, much more!
In 2001, the legislature created the Road User Fee Task Force: "To develop a design for revenue collection for Oregon's roads and highways that will replace the current system for revenue collection." Learn more
about this group's work.