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News   March 25, 2015   by CARS Magazine

North America’s first distance-based road usage charge program approved in Oregon


Screen Shot 2015-03-24 at 9.32.05 PMDebuting on Oregon’s roadways in July 2015, North America’s first implementation of a mileage-based charging solution has been approved by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

In a partnership with Sanef ITS and Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS), participants throughout the state of Oregon will have access to road usage charging, beginning July 1, 2015. All light-duty vehicles registered in Oregon are eligible.

“We are seeing a growing trend in the number of electric and hybrid vehicles on our roads, which has led to a significant fall in critical gas tax revenues being collected for road maintenance,” said François Gauthey, president of Sanef ITS. “To improve and maintain America’s roadway infrastructure, the transition from a gas tax to a distance-based road usage charge solution is a critical evolution.”

ODOT is making the road charging framework available to other states and Canadian provinces. Governments and insurers interested in leveraging this innovative technology solution can visit www.intellimec.com/road-charging for more information.

More than 10 states are considering programs to tax drivers by the mile driven.

 

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