Oregon’s Road User Fee Pilot Project: Report On Start-Up

Oregon is in the process of testing a GPS system that is capable of recording the zone in which a vehicle is being operated and is connected to a data port on the vehicle where mileage data from the odometer is obtained. Information on mileage by zone is then transmitted to the fuel pump when the vehicle is fueled at a participating station. The system has been installed in over 250 vehicles and two service stations. As part of the test participants agreed to be surveyed three times; and the owner and managers of the service stations agreed to be interviewed regarding their experience with the program. This paper reports on experience with the start-up both from the perspective of the participants and the service stations. The system will test the feasibility of mileage-based charges as a replacement for the gas tax. It is designed to be compatible with the gas tax and phased in over time. The only information collected is the total number of miles driven by zone. In its simplest form, the zones are simply in-Oregon and out-of-Oregon, but more complex zones are also being tested. Because of the need to be located near the participating stations and various restrictions on the vehicles eligible for participation, the participants are all volunteers. In addition to information on the installation and functioning of the system, the surveys give us some information on household characteristics and attitudes.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01044601
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-1024
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 5:37PM