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OReGO update: How about bikes?

Written March 17th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Let’s check in on OReGO, which seems to be flying under the radar of public interest and perhaps awareness. Maybe people would be more interested if I raised the possibility that Oregon’s pioneering approach to road taxation might some day work to get a little extra revenue from bicyclists as well.


Will a mileage tax be mandatory?

Written November 24th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Oregon’s voluntary road user fee program is puttering along, having produced at least one surprise, and my question is: Now what? Will Oregon take the next step and go for a mandatory system of paying road taxes by the mile?


OReGO update: It pays!

Written July 16th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Well, this OReGo program could be a money maker — for me, if not for the state. And by “money” I mean a few pennies or fractions of pennies.


On my way with OReGO, maybe

Written July 15th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

After a confused start, my part of Oregon’s new road tax system may be on its way after all. We’ll see in a couple of days whether my newly installed mileage reporting device actually reports mileage, as my OReGO account manager assures me it will.


Mileage tax clears another hurdle

Written May 14th, 2013 by

The Oregon House Revenue Committee has passed the proposal for a road user tax on vehicles that use little or no motor fuel. But questions remain about this approach, and it’s not obvious that it will become law. House Bill 2453 cleared the tax committee this morning (Tuesday, May14) by a vote of 6-3. It now goes […]


 
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