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Oregon to Become First State to Implement Road Usage Charge

Oregon is the first to implement a road use charging program, but many states are evaluating how such a system could work for them.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Portland Oregon Highways State governments and policy makers contemplating per-mile charging as a way to sustain transportation funding can now learn how Oregon established the nation’s first ever Road Usage Charge Program for light vehicles.

ODOT's new publication, “Road Usage Charge Pilot Program 2013 & Per-Mile Charge Policy in Oregon,” details how Oregon successfully designed and completed its second per-mile charge pilot program and ultimately passed legislation to establish a fully operational road usage charging program.

Oregon’s Senate Bill 810 was the first legislation in the U.S. to establish a per-mile charge. It authorized ODOT to set up a mileage collection system for volunteer motorists beginning July 1, 2015.

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