Oregon Road User Fee Task Force
By: +David Herron; Date: 2021-01-03T23:53:30.233Z
Tags: EV Taxes
In 2001 the Oregon Legislature formed a Road User Fee Task Force chartered with finding a revenue system to offset a drop in gasoline tax revenue from fuel efficient vehicles.
Oregon has had at least two pilot projects to test road user fee collection on a per-mile basis. In the latest pilot, 50 participants were paying a couple cents per mile and received a credit for any gas taxes paid at the fuel pump. They reported miles driven either with a smart phone application or a GPS device. Participants could also pay a flat fee. The variety of choices available was meant to get insight into which plan would be more attractive to electric car owners.
Draft legislation for the 2013 session of the Oregon Legislature would
- Require payment of either a flat annual road usage charge, or a per-mile charge, with the system going into effect on July 1, 2015.
- Those choosing to pay a per-mile charge will be able to request refunds based fuel taxes paid at the pump, or for miles driven on private property.
- Requires the Oregon DOT to create methods for reporting vehicle miles driven. In the pilot project they used a box connected to the OBD-II port.
Road User Fee Task Force http://www.oregon.gov/odot/hwy/rufpp/pages/ruftf.aspx
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/RUFPP/docs/ItemG_EVRegCounty.pdf - EV's by County
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/RUFPP/docs/ItemH_HybridRedCounty.pdf - Hybrids by County
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/RUFPP/docs/ItemF_Proposal55+MPG_RUC_RUFTF091312.pdf - Proposal to enforce per-mile fees for any vehicle achieving over 55 miles/gallon fuel efficiency.
Oregon considering per-mile road use tax on electric car owners http://www.torquenews.com/1075/oregon-considering-mile-road-use-tax-electric-car-owners
Per-mile tax targeting efficient cars back on the table for Oregon Legislature http://www.sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2013/01/per-mile-tax-targeting-efficient-cars.html
Electric vehicle tax? Or road use tax? Why keep calling it a Gasoline Tax? http://www.longtailpipe.com/2013/01/electric-vehicle-tax-or-road-use-tax.html
Oregon electric vehicle mileage charge moves forward http://www.sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2011/04/oregon-electric-vehicle-mileage-charge.html?page=all
Oregon Proposes Per Mile EV Tax http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/04/oregon-proposes-mile-ev-tax/
Release of economic impact study of Oregon�s EV industry makes headlines http://driveoregon.org/news/release-of-economic-impact-study-of-oregons-ev-industry-makes-headlines/