Oregon to test pay-per-mile gas tax option


The Department of Transportation will begin spearheading the trial July 2015 with 5,000 volunteers.

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The Department of Transportation will begin spearheading the trial July 2015 with 5,000 volunteers.

The drivers will be charged 1.5 cents per mile, with their distances tracked through one of several options, including a daily diary, GPS system or odometer device.

Right now, Oregonians pay a gas tax of about 30 cents on the gallon. The pay-per-mile program was created as a possible alternative to the gas tax, which is expected to generate less money each year, as cars become more fuel efficient.

Read more at KGW




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