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OReGO Local RUC Pilot

ODOT is testing new technology for road charging in 2021


With support from a federal grant, ODOT is testing new ways to fund transportation projects at the city and county level. The OReGO Local Road Usage Charge Pilot, with more than 200 Portland-area drivers, will collect data for three potential funding models:

  • Area-boundary pricing: Time-of-day road charge pricing within the Portland Metro area.
  • Layer-area pricing sub-pilot:  Time-of-day road charge pricing in two overlapping areas, such as a city and a county. In this pilot, testing will occur within Portland and Multnomah County.
  • Corridor pricing sub-pilot: Time-of-day road charge pricing on specific highway corridors within the Portland Metro area.

Pilot enrollment starts in January 2021. Find out if you are eligible to participate here:

Study participants can earn up to $450 for completing pilot activities. Drivers participating in the pilot will:

  • Plug a device into their vehicle (OBD-II port) and create an account to capture mileage data.
  • Drive that vehicle around the Portland Metro area.
  • Answer questions about their experience.

A survey will determine eligibility through February 2021:  All participant data is protected and confidential.

The pilot will continue through late Summer 2021. ODOT will report the data and feedback collected through the pilot to the Oregon Legislature and the Federal Highway Administration.