The Oregon Department of Transportation is moving to the next step in exploring alternative funding mechanisms for road repair and maintenance. This week, ODOT launched its Local Road Usage Charge pilot program, which will operate through the end of the summer testing the possibility of revising the technology at the heart of the state’s pay-per-mile system.
Exploring alternatives to the gas tax
Oregon was among the first states to see the writing on the wall. Sales of electric vehicles have been steadily increasing: 40% more electric cars were sold in 2019 globally than in 2018. Second, newer fleets of passenger vehicles
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