HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

OReGO: No hacking is possible

Written October 1st, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Oregon’s program of collecting a mileage fee instead of the gas tax is catching on more slowly than I had thought. But one of my concerns — that it might be vulnerable to computer hackers — appears to be unfounded.


My OReGO experience: The latest

Written August 19th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

My experiment with OReGO, Oregon’s mileage tax program, is proving more interesting than expected. And I can see where, before this approach to road taxation can ever become widespread, let alone mandatory, adjustments will have to be made.


OReGO update: Where did miles go?

Written August 4th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

So how’s it going with OReGO, the state’s volunteer program of charging a mileage fee instead of the gasoline tax to pay for highway programs? It could use more volunteers, for one thing. For another, there may be technical issues to iron out.


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.


OReGo, slow go or no go: First steps

Written July 10th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

My adventure with OReGO is off to an uncertain start. The lights don’t blink the way they should, and for the weekend the help desk is closed.


Try this new way to pay for roads

Written May 21st, 2015 by Hasso Hering

If you drive a heavy pickup, here’s your chance to save a few pennies on Oregon road tax: Try to sign up for “OReGo,” the road usage charge program. You can’t actually sign up yet, but at www.myOReGO.org you can get on the list of vehicle owners interested in volunteering for the program when it […]


 
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