Economic analysis

Every two years, the state of Oregon completes the Highway Cost Allocation Study (HCAS). This study is the main instrument used during legislative sessions to determine changes in weight-mile and fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees. The Office of Economic Analysis manages this study.

 
 
 
 

Most recent reports


 

 

HCAS Study Review Team

The Study Review Team (SRT) consists of outside experts knowledgable about transportation policy. It includes experts working for interested parties such as the trucking industry and AAA. The team is chaired by the State Economist. The SRT's main functions are to identify key issues to be studied and to review the contractor's analysis and work products. The SRT meets approximately eight times during each biennial HCAS report cycle and receives no compensation for their service. 

The SRT:

 
  • Selects the contractor to conduct the study
  • Reviews the contractor's final work plan
  • Provides policy direction to the study
  • Reviews the contractor's work elements
  • Reviews the draft study
 

 

 

2017 HCAS members

Study Team
​Carl Batten, ECONorthwest
Erin Haswell, ECONorthwest
 
Matthew Kitchen, ECONorthwest
 
Ralph Mastromonaco, ECONorthwest
Roger Mingo, RD Mingo and Associates
 
Tina Morgan, ECONorthwest
Randall Pozdena, ECONorthwest

 
 
Study Review Team
Mark McMullen, Oregon Office of Economic Analysis (Chair)
 
Jerri Bohard, Oregon Department of Transportation
 
Gerik Kransky, Bicycle Transportation Alliance
Mazen Malik, Oregon Legislative Revenue Office
 
Mike McArthur, Association of Oregon Counties
 
Tim Morgan, AAA Oregon/Idaho
 
Don Negri, Willamette University
 
Bob Russell, Oregon Trucking Association
 

 

Project Manager
Amy Williams, Department of Administrative Services
 
 
 

The study team received valuable assistance from Waylon Buchan, Jennifer Campbell, Sven Johnson, Jim Leamon, Richard Munford, Lani Pennington, Dan Porter, Dave Ringeisen, Amber Tayler, and Paul R. Wirfs at the Oregon Department of Transportation; from Josh Lehner at the Office of Economic Analysis; from Daniel Hauser and Mike Eliason at the Association of Oregon Counties; and from Victor Dodier.

 
 

Past reports

 


2013 Oregon HCAS
2013 Oregon HCAS appendices

 

2011 Oregon HCAS
2011 Efficient fee
2011 Oregon HCAS appendices


Prior studies are available by sending an email request to oea.info@oregon.gov.
 
 
 

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