gas taxes

Oregon Department of Transportation

Welcome to the age of what comes AFTER gasoline taxes.

Fuel taxes pay for road repair and maintenance... or did. 

The advent of hybrid and straight-electric vehicles reduces per-capita fuel consumption, and road funds with it.   

Oregon is just now rolling out OReGO, its voluntary program for drivers to pay road taxes by miles traveled. 

OreGO's Michelle Godfrey explains how the program works, and what is required of participants.
 

Ken Lund

Cars and trucks generally pay their road taxes through the gas pump… those taxes are added to the price of a gallon of gasoline. 

But hybrids and straight electrics use as much pavement, but much less (or no) gasoline.  Which is why the Oregon Legislature will allow cars and light trucks to pay up to a penny and a half per mile traveled.