News

Welcome to the OReGO News page! Here you can read up on what people throughout the country are saying about OReGO and other road charge efforts, as well as OReGO updates and announcements from ODOT.

Road usage charging in the media

 

Geek Wire | December 18, 2016

As cars get more fuel-efficient, Washington state to test ‘road usage charge’ as alternative to gas tax

Seattle Medium | December 14, 2016

State Transportation Commission Advances Road Usage Charging Pilot Project

The Denver Post | November 11, 2016

CDOT to test taxing drivers by the mile instead of at the pump

Traffic Technology Today | September 29, 2016

Oregon To Use Technology to Collect Road Fees

Equipment World | September 19, 2016

Hawaii DOT to test mileage user fee to supply highway fund, replace fuel tax

government technology | September 8, 2016

Delaware Runs Mileage Tax Pilot Program

Marketplace | September 5, 2016

Dump the gas tax — instead pay by the mile

Delaware State News | September 5, 2016

Fears, jeers and some cheers for mileage usage fee

Bloomberg | September 1, 2016

Mileage-User-Fee Pilots Given $14 Million in Federal Funds

The Council of State Governments Knowledge Center | September 1, 2016

California, Delaware, Hawaii, Missouri, Oregon, Washington Among States to Receive Federal Grants to Test Transportation Funding Alternatives

Construction Pros | September 1, 2016

Oregon DOT to Test New Road Charging Technologies, Interoperability with Other States

EIN Presswire | September 1, 2016

Federal Highway Administration Announces More than $14 Million in Grants to Test New Ways of Funding Highways

Statesman Journal | August 31, 2016

Oregon’s road usage charge program gets grant to expand

Equipment World | August 17, 2016

OReGO marks one-year anniversary as Oregon’s road usage charge pilot

Blogio | August 7, 2016

Oregon launches program to tax drivers by the mile

KPCC Radio - Southern California Public Radio | August 5, 2016

Which costs more for drivers — per-mile charge or gas tax?

Phoenix Business Journal | July 26, 2016

Pay-by-the-mile fees could be coming for Arizona drivers

The Argus Observer | July 17, 2016

Program gives slight boost to state funds

KSBY-TV | July 14, 2016

New pilot program to explore options to replace California gas tax

TaxAnalysts | July 7, 2016

Several States Give Green Light to Mileage Fee Pilot Programs

TechWire.net | May 26, 2016

California Experiment Will Test Different Ways of Charging Drivers by the Mile

Governing | May 24, 2016

Oregon Gets Company in Testing Gas Tax Alternatives

Traffic Technology Today | May 4, 2016

Americans say road user fees are the best way to pay for transportation infrastructure

Reuters | April 27, 2016

Most Americans support usage fees to fix crumbling roads: survey

Sustainable Cities Collective | April 22, 2016

Investing by the mile instead of by the gallon

KMOV-TV | April 12, 2016

Illinois proposal seeks to tax drivers on miles driven

Maple Ridge & Meadows News (British Columbia) | April 8, 2016

Simple road pricing scheme could happen fast, forum told

Argus Observer | April 7, 2016

2 Malheur County drivers among 1,000 in trial road use program

Co.exist | April 1, 2016

What If We Got Rid Of The Gas Tax And Charged You For How Far You Drive?

KING 5 News | March 15, 2016

Task force recommends new transportation authority

Inc Magazine | March 10, 2016

How Prius and Tesla Drivers Are Draining State Tax Coffers

The Californian | March 10, 2016

Paying for roads by mile, not gallon

LinkedIn | February 22, 2016

Road User Charging: Connected Vehicles enable a new way to fund transportation infrastructure

Planetizen | February 19, 2016

Report Supports Road Tolls and VMT Fees over Gas Tax

PC Magazine | February 19, 2016

Would You Give Up Some Privacy to Pay Less at the Pump?

San Francisco Chronicle | February 17, 2016

California to road-test new fees that would replace gas tax

The Straight Dope | February 12, 2016

If cars go electric, how do we pay for highways without a gas tax?

Traffic Technology Today | February 2, 2016

Consultancy to develop road usage charge ‘roadmap’ for western states

California Road Charge Pilot | January 21, 2016

Visit the California Road Charge Pilot website

Governing | January 20, 2016

Why We Should Pay for the Highway Miles We Use

KABC-TV | January 20, 2016

CALIFORNIA CONSIDERS REPLACING GAS TAX WITH MILEAGE FEES

KTVL-TV | January 20, 2016

Sign-ups pass 1,000 for OReGO

 

KPCC | December 14, 2015

How to pay for California road repairs? One idea: Pay-by-the-mile

Dayton Daily News | December 10, 2015

Ohio Officials looking to OReGO

KIRO TV | December 7, 2015

State Transportation Commission looking at road usage charge

KXRO | December 4, 2015

Washington State Transportation Commission looking at road usage charge

Argus Observer | November 25, 2015

New mileage plan is up and running

The Auto Channel | November 6, 2015

Will Mile Taxes Replace Gas Taxes?: Oregon Pilot Program Test

Stateline | November 5, 2015

Taxing by the Mile, Not the Gallon

PR Rocket | November 2, 2015

Azuga Insight Mobile App Now Available To Participants in OReGO

KIRO TV | October 20, 2015

Lawmakers consider taxing drivers by the mile

Central Kitsap Reporter | October 15, 2015

State looks at replacing gas tax with per-mile usage charges

Transport Topics | October 14, 2015

California Pay-By-Mile Program Will Include Trucks

The Washington Newsline - ARTBA | October 9, 2015

Oregon’s Per-Mile Driving Tax Program Off to Slow Start

KTVZ-TV | October 5, 2015

NewsChannel 21’s OReGO results

My Columbia Basin | October 1, 2015

OReGO is going just fine

KIRO TV | September 22, 2015

Gas taxes could be replaced by pay per mile

South Milwaukee NOW | September 21, 2015

Oregon Wants to Install a GPS “Mileage Tracking Device” in Cars to Tax Per Mile, Wisconsin Could Be Next

Planetizen | September 21, 2015

Massachusetts Could Be Next State to Adopt a Road Usage Charge

iSeeCars.com | September 5, 2015

Why Oregon’s New Pay-Per-Mile Tax Is Your Future

The Orange County Register | August 8, 2015

State kicking tires on idea to tax miles

The Eugene Register Guard | August 5, 2015

Volunteers sign up for Oregon’s per-mile road fee test program

New York Times | August 1, 2015

Congress Should Look Beyond the Gas Tax

WTNH TV | July 30, 2015

‘Mileage Tax’ already being tested

Newberg Graphic | July 30, 2015

OReGO lines up test drive for state road fee

The Sydney Morning Herald | July 30, 2015

OReGo user-pays system could be the road forward for infrastructure, says Briggs Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/orego-userpays-system-could-be-the-road-forward-for-infrastructure-says-briggs-20150730-ginl01.html#ixzz3hPH4BFV2

VerizonEnterprise.com | July 27, 2015

Oregon Taps Verizon Telematics for First Large-Scale Road Usage Charge Program

KOBI TV | July 17, 2015

KOBI’s Five on Five with Michelle Godfrey on OReGO

Fortune | July 17, 2015

Oregon just debuted this radical alternative to the gasoline tax

Portland Tribune | July 16, 2015

OReGO lines up test drive for state road fee

The Watchdog | July 16, 2015

No more free rides? Oregon pay-as-you-go plan could one day fund highways

Autos Cheat Sheet | July 16, 2015

Pay-by-the-Mile: Is Oregon’s New System the Way of the Future? Read more: http://www.cheatsheet.com/automobiles/pay-by-the-mile-is-oregons-new-system-the-way-of-the-future.html/?a=viewall#ixzz3g4x8ucZo

Wired Magazine | July 16, 2015

Oh Good, We’re Out of Money to Fix Our Roads—Again

Hasso Hering Blog | July 14, 2015

On my way with OReGO, maybe

KDRV | July 14, 2015

Participants Test New OReGO Program

Heartland | July 14, 2015

Oregon Experiments with Mileage-Based Road User Fee Program

Bloomberg View | July 7, 2015

Oregon Tax Is a Drag on the Open Road

The Oregonian | July 7, 2015

How to improve Oregon’s mileage-fee experiment (OPINION)

The Daily Signal | July 7, 2015

Oregon Becomes First State to Try Taxing Drivers By Miles They Drive

Torque News | July 6, 2015

Oregon’s Big OReGO Pay-per-Mile Gamble

CNS News | July 6, 2015

Oregon Is First State to Charge Drivers for Each Mile They Drive

Medford Mail Tribune | July 5, 2015

OReGO drivers can pay gas tax based on mileage

The Blaze | July 3, 2015

A Look at Oregon’s Program to Tax Drivers by the Mile

Newschannel 21 | July 2, 2015

NewsChannel 21 tries out ODOT’s OReGO

Corvallis Gazette Times | July 1, 2015

Sign ups begin for OReGO Program

The Atlantic City Lab | July 1, 2015

18 Reasons America Should Adopt a Per-Mile Driving Fee

Fox News | July 1, 2015

Oregon launches program to tax drivers per mile

KTVL TV | July 1, 2015

http://www.ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_vid_16581.shtml

KGW TV | July 1, 2015

Oregon kicks off pay-per-mile program

KTVZ | July 1, 2015

ODOT launches pioneering per-mile road use charge program

ODOT | July 1, 2015

OReGO enrollment now open to 5,000 vehicles

Oregon Public Broadcasting | July 1, 2015

ODOT Launches Program That Could Replace Gas Tax

The Huffington Post | July 1, 2015

Oregon Started a Trend in 1919 with the Nation’s First Gas Tax. Will It Do So Again?

Economics21 | June 30, 2015

How to Save the Highway Trust Fund

GOLocalPDX | June 24, 2015

Oregon’s Pay Per Milage Program Offers Alternative to Gas Tax

Corvallis Gazette Times | June 20, 2015

Oregon to experiment with road user fee

Coos Bay World | June 20, 2015

OReGO attempts to answer long-term infrastructure woe questions

CA Fwd | June 17, 2015

CA Fwd offers policy framework for special legislative session on road funding

Streets Blog Denver | June 17, 2015

CDOT Considering Charging Drivers by the Mile

The Bend Bulletin | June 13, 2015

Volunteer drivers will be exempt from gas tax, pay by the mile

Forbes | June 12, 2015

While Washington’s Efforts to Fund Roads Go Nowhere, Red States Are Raising Gas Taxes

Portland Business Journal | June 12, 2015

How Oregon’s new driving tax could speed up the connected car frontier

Oregon Business | June 9, 2015

Fixing Oregon’s broken roads

The Telegraph of London | June 9, 2015

Pay as you go road pricing coming to the USA

Portland Tribune | June 9, 2015

My View: Pay for roads, bridges with per-mile fee

The Atlantic | June 8, 2015

A Test-Drive for the “Prius Tax”

The Bend Bulletin | June 7, 2015

Editorial: State needs to sell mileage tax to voters

Tri-City Herald | June 5, 2015

Our Voice: Oregon test drives pay-by-mile program

Daily Astorian | June 3, 2015

As fuel efficiency rises, state looks to replace gas tax

The Oregonian | June 3, 2015

Poll: Oregonians oppose planned mileage tax for future road funding

OPB's Think Out Loud | June 2, 2015

Oregon’s Per Mile Tax To Get Test Drive

The Hill | June 1, 2015

Oregon tries taxing drivers by the mile

NPR's Morning Edition | June 1, 2015

Oregon To Test Switching To Mileage-Based Gas Tax

The Ashland Daily Tidings | May 29, 2015

Our View: Paying by the mile

Torque News | May 27, 2015

You Might Be Taxed for Every Mile You Drive

The Dalles Chronicle | May 27, 2015

Mileage tax program revs up

TI Newsdaily | May 27, 2015

Oregon DOT says Highway Trust Fund patch will fund projects through the summer

Eye Witness News 47 | May 27, 2015

New Mileage Tax to Pay for Roads?

Heartland | May 26, 2015

Oregon to Test a Controversial Mileage Tax

Willowa County Chieftan | May 26, 2015

Updating gas tax makes sense

East Oregonian | May 26, 2015

As fuel efficiency rises, state looks to replace gas tax

Cars Without Cords | May 25, 2015

Road Funds – Is there a perfect solution? Part 1

Auto Guide | May 22, 2015

Oregon Moving Ahead with Per-Mile Road Usage Tax

MSNBC | May 22, 2015

The Rundown with OReGO

Bend Bulletin | May 21, 2015

Editorial: Road tax should capture the freeloaders

The Daily Astorian | May 21, 2015

Editorial: Mileage tax has promise

KTVL | May 21, 2015

OReGO is a “Go”

Oregon Public Broadcasting | May 21, 2015

Oregon Prepares To Roll Out Voluntary Pay-By-The-Mile Tax

CNN | May 21, 2015

In Oregon, pay as you go

Yahoo News | May 20, 2015

Oregon to test pay-per-mile idea as replacement for gas tax

Planetizen | May 18, 2015

Montreal Debates Tolls or Mileage Charges to Finance Bridge Construction

Dartagnan | May 15, 2015

Let the Right One In

Newberg Graphic | May 13, 2015

Firms are ready for the state’s road usage fee test

Eugene Register Guard | May 12, 2015

Moving Past Gas Taxes

Fleet Owner | May 11, 2015

Why one state thinks fuel taxes are outdated

The Oregonian | May 10, 2015

Pull electric cars, plug-in hybrids into the road-tax fold

Climate Progress | May 8, 2015

Why More And More States Could Start Considering Fees On Electric Cars

KOIN | April 28, 2015

New Oregon gas tax would charge by the mile

| April 27, 2015

ODOT names three private partners to manage OReGO accounts

KTVZ | April 27, 2015

ODOT names cos. to manage pay-by-mile road charges

Fox12 | April 27, 2015

ODOT names three partners to manage pay-by-the-mile road usage program

K103 | April 27, 2015

Oregon’s Pay-By-The-Mile Road Charge Moves Forward

The Hill | April 20, 2015

Bill would hike gas tax to pay for roads

Tire Business | April 20, 2015

Fla. legislature studying miles-traveled tax bill

Money | April 20, 2015

You’re Not Paying Enough in Taxes on These 7 Things

New York Daily News | April 14, 2015

A vehicle-miles-traveled tax should be in the equation

PR Newswire | April 14, 2015

439 of Oregon’s Bridges Need Structural Repair

Green Car Reports | April 14, 2015

Miles Driven Are Rising, But Gas Consumption Continues To Fall

Vancouver Sun | April 14, 2015

With transit tax on stage, road pricing is in the wings

WIRED | April 14, 2015

Electric cars can explain our highway funding fiasco

Register-Guard | April 14, 2015

Remind Congress that roads connect a nation

Oregonian | April 14, 2015

David Sarasohn: Oregon lags on transportation investment (OPINION)

The Vancouver Sun | April 4, 2015

With transit tax on state, road pricing waits in the wings

New York Daily News | April 3, 2015

To fund the subways, charge drivers more: And a vehicle-miles-traveled tax should be part of the equation

Daily Press | March 30, 2015

Leaders mull mileage tax

nwfDailyNews | March 26, 2015

EDITORIAL: Gas tax or mileage fee for drivers?

Wards Auto | March 19, 2015

Paying to Fill the Potholes on the Oregon Trail

GovTech | March 18, 2015

Automated Roadway System Eyed for Tampa

KBND | March 18, 2015

ODOT Road Usage Charge Program Discussed in Bend

Federal Highway Administration | March 17, 2015

Road Pricing Defined

Planetizen | March 17, 2015

The Tax Foundation’s Take on Mileage-Based User Fees

Tech Vibes | March 17, 2015

Oregon Taps Waterloo’s IMS to Drive Change on Road-Usage Fees

U.S. News & World Report | March 16, 2015

A New Road for Infrastructure Spending

Star Trubine | March 13, 2015

The case for a mileage fee in Minnesota

Equipment World's Better Roads | March 11, 2015

Oregon offers online calculator so drivers can see what they’ll owe in upcoming pay-as-you-go road usage program

AutoBlog.com | March 10, 2015

Oregon starts testing OReGO mileage fee program

Road & Track | March 9, 2015

Oregon to try U.S.’s first mileage-based road tax

The Rocky Mountain News | March 5, 2015

Funding Highway Infrastructure: Higher Gas Taxes or New Alternatives?

Canadian News Wire | March 4, 2015

North America’s first road usage charge program begins in the state of Oregon in collaboration with IMS and Sanef ITS

Transport Topics | March 2, 2015

Mileage Tax Could Replace Fuel Taxes in Near Future, Lawmakers, Experts Say

The Ripon Advance | March 2, 2015

Think tank VP: Fund roads with mileage-based user fee

Roll Call | February 25, 2015

How Oregon’s Pioneering Road Usage Fee Will Work

Roll Call | February 25, 2015

Blumenauer: Replace Gas Tax With Road Usage Charge

The Bend Bulletin | February 19, 2015

Oregon drivers to take new mileage tax for a test spin

Medford Mail Tribune | February 18, 2015

Drivers to take road tax for test spin

KTVZ-TV | February 18, 2015

ODOT picks name, rolls out road-use charge program

Oregonian/Oregon Live | February 18, 2015

Oregon mileage tax officially named ‘OreGo’ as sign-up website goes live

KPBS | February 17, 2015

California Committee Explores Road Usage Charge In Place Of Gas Tax

Minnesota Daily | February 16, 2015

Debate over road repair funds continues

Portland Tribune | January 9, 2015

Readers’ Letters: Nation must bite the bullet, raise federal fuel tax

 

 

 

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