On July 6, 2013, Oregon became the first state to establish a voluntary road usage charge system for transportation funding. Senate Bill 810 authorizes the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to charge up to 5,000 motorists 1.5 cents for every mile they drive rather than the traditional 30-cent gas tax. The law comes on the heels of two ODOT pilot programs that examined alternative funding mechanisms to the gas tax and tested the vehicles-miles traveled fee (VMT) system.
As reported here, the Executive Director and CEO of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike ...
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