The per-mile charge is not a new concept in Oregon; the legislature first authorized investigation into options to the traditional fuels tax in 2001 with formation of the Road User Fee Task Force. After two pilot programs and extensive research and study, Oregon’s Road Usage Charge Program became operational on July 1, 2015.
Previous pilots demonstrated the importance of using ‘open’ technology that will grow with the market and work seamlessly across private sector account managers. An open architecture provides choices for participating motorists and creates an efficient, cost-effective, market-driven system.
Read how these pilots were designed and lessons learned in these reports: