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Road User Fee Task Force
What's new
The 2013 Oregon Legislature approved the Road Usage Charge Program that will begin in 2015. Learn more about what we're doing to prepare for this first-in-the-nation program.
 
ODOT's Office of Innovative Partnerships team wrapped up the Road Usage Charge Pilot Program that ran from Nov. 2012 through Jan. 2013. The pilot furthered the state's investigation into alternatives to the gas tax for fuel efficient vehicles. A recent study reported by Sustainable Business Oregon shows fuel consumption continues to decline in Oregon, making fewer dollars available for infrastructure investments.  
  

About the Road User Fee Task Force

In 2001, the Oregon Legislature created the Road User Fee Task Force to investigate options the state might have for creating a sustainable way to generate funds to support the transportation system. After in-depth research and exploration of options, the group spearheaded two pilot projects and continues regular meetings to keep Oregon leading the way on an issue of concern to other states, the federal government and other countries as well.

The focus now is on how to generate revenue the state is not getting due to the increasing popularity of highly fuel efficient and electric vehicles. While these vehicles contribute positively to our environment and to reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, they still use roads without contributing, or contributing very little, to the costs of its maintenance and operation. 

2012 Meetings

Dec. 10, 2012
Road User Fee Task Force Meeting
12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Oregon State Capitol (900 Court Street, Salem, OR), Conference Room 350
Agenda (PDF)
Minutes (TBA)

 

Handouts and Presentations (all PDFs)
  • Item A: Draft 9/13 meeting minutes
  • Item B: Onboarding update
  • Item C: Oil Supply/Demand article, NY Times
  • Item D: Results of Urban/Rural analysis
  • Item E: Draft LC 366
  • Item F: Comments on Draft LC 366
  • Item G: EVs by county
  • Item H: Hybrids by county

 

Sept. 13, 2012
Road User Fee Task Force Meeting
12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Oregon State Capitol (900 Court Street, Salem, OR), Hearing Room 50
Agenda (PDF)
Minutes (DRAFT, not approved)

Handouts and Presentations (all PDFs)

 

 

 

May 22, 2012
Road User Fee Task Force Meeting
12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Oregon State Capitol (900 Court Street, Salem, OR), Hearing Room 50
Agenda (PDF)
Minutes (PDF) 
 

Handouts and Presentations (all PDFs)

Minutes of November 17, 2011 Road User Fee Task Force 
Road Usage Charging Pilot Program Development Progress Report 
Screening Questions for Potential RUCPP Participants  
Potential Policy Adjustments to Road Usage Charge Program in Preparation for 2013 Session  
 
May 11, 2012
RUFTF EV Stakeholder Meeting
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
ODOT Region 1 Office (123 NW Flanders, Portland OR), Conf Rooms A/B
Agenda (pdf)
Minutes (PDF) 
 
Handouts and Presentations  (all PDFs)
 
EV Stakeholders Issues List
Highway Cost Allocation and EVs
Highway Cost Allocation Tutorial QA Notes
Draft Privacy Provision for Road Usage Charge Legislation
Road Usage Charging Pilot Program
 
 
April 9, 2012
Highway Cost Allocation - Tutorial for EV Stakeholder Group
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
ODOT Region 1 Office (123 NW Flanders, Portland OR), Conf Room
Notes from Q&A (PDF) 
 
Presentation  (PDF)
 
The Oregon Highway Cost Allocation Study and EVs
 

2011 Meetings

November 17, 2011
Road User Fee Task Force Meeting
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Oregon State Capitol (900 Court Street, Salem, OR), Hearing Room 350
Agenda (PDF)
Minutes (PDF) - not yet adopted 
 
Presentations  (all PDFs)
 
New Road Financing Model: A Distance Based Charging System
Flat Annual Tax Alternative to Distance Based Tax
ODOT Mileage Tax Program Strategic Program Plan
 
 
 
 
November 15, 2011
RUFTF EV Stakeholder Meeting
10 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
ODOT Region 1 Office (123 NW Flanders, Portland OR), Conf Room 344
Agenda (PDF)
Minutes (PDF) - adopted May 11, 2012  
 
Handouts and Presentations (all PDFs)
 
EV Stakeholders Issues List
New Road Financing Model: A Distance Based Charging System
 
 
 
October 5, 2011
Road User Fee Task Force Meeting
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oregon State Capitol (900 Court Street, Salem, OR), Hearing Room 350
 
Agenda (PDF)
Minutes (PDF) - adopted November 17, 2011
 
Handouts and Presentations (all PDFs)

Item A: Agenda
Item B: Draft, minutes from 12/2/2010
Item C: HB2328B
Item D: HB2138
Item E: Policy framework
Item F: Review of legislation
Item G: Adjustments to policies
Item H: Policy evaluation
Item I: Research update
Item J: Trucking information
Item K: EV Fleet Report
Item K1: EV Fleet Report 1
Item K2: EV Fleet Report 2
Item K3: EV Fleet Report 3
Item K4: EV Fleet Report 4
Item K5: EV Fleet Report 5
Item L: Lessons learned 
  
  
 

2010 Meetings
December 2, 2010
Road User Fee Task Force Meeting
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oregon State Capitol (900 Court Street, Salem, OR), Hearing Room 350
 
Agenda (PDF)
Minutes (PDF) - adopted October 5, 2011
 
- Meeting Presentations (all PDFs) 
 
 
November 4, 2010
Road User Fee Task Force Meeting
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Oregon State Capitol (900 Court Street, Salem, OR), Hearing Room 350
 
Agenda (PDF)
Minutes (PDF) - adopted December 2, 2010
 
- Meeting Presentations  (all PDFs)
 
 
October 28, 2010
Road User Fee Task Force Meeting
9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Oregon State Capitol (900 Court Street, Salem, OR), Hearing Room 350  
 
Agenda (PDF)
Minutes (PDF) - adopted November 4, 2010 
 
- Meeting Presentations  (all PDFs) 
 
 
All meetings are open to the public.  Accomodations will be provided and alternate formats of printed material are available upon request.  Please call (503) 986-3193 prior to the meeting. Statewide relay: 7-1-1   
 

Reports

Related research and resulting reports 

Committee Members

Members and their affiliations

Newsroom

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Previous RUFTF Meeting Materials 

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