July 2013 update: Oregon Legislature passed SB 810. Senate Bill 810 allows the Oregon Department of Transportation to set up a mileage collection system for 5,000 volunteer motorists beginning in 2015. This will not be another pilot program but rather the start of an alternate method of generating fuel tax from specific vehicles to pay for Oregon highways.
June 2013 update: We've uploaded a video that explains the completed pilot and the reasons behind the proposed legislation that would go into effect in 2015 requiring vehicles that get 55 mph or more to pay a per mile fee instead of the gas tax.
March update: The 2012 Road Usage Charge Pilot Project has concluded. The Office of Innovative Partnerships team has created a preliminary findings report, presented to the legislature. The team also presented a report on the impacts of a mileage fee in rural and urban settings. We are maintaining the pilot website for now so anyone interested can review the details, including the pilot's blog.
Feb. 1 update: We're wrapping up the pilot this month, and legislators will be discussing and debating options in this session. Keep up-to-date on legislative actions on their website.
Dec. 7 update:
Phase 1 participants are now onboarded, which means they have chosen a Plan and their miles are being reported. Phase 1 participants have received their invoice or statement for the month of November, and those with balance due are in the process of paying the mileage charge. Most Phase 2 participants are also onboarded. Their mileage reporting began December 1 and their first invoice will be generated on January 5, 2013. The Smartphone Plan and device compatibility with electric vehicles is still being tested. Those participants who chose the Smartphone Plan will be up and running within the next couple of weeks.
To learn more about the program in general, keep reading this page, look into our links for details, and check back often as we'll update when we have new information.