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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

The other side of robot cars

Written June 6th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

There’s a lot of enthusiastic buzz about our automotive future, which we are told will be dominated by autonomous vehicles. But there’s likely to be a downside too.


OReGO: Some year the fun may stop

Written July 21st, 2016 by Hasso Hering

For about a year now, I’ve been one of the volunteers taking part in OReGO, Oregon’s pioneering test drive of a road-user charge, better known as a vehicle mileage tax or VMT. The experience has been painless and even kind of fun. But there may come a time when the fun stops and we all […]


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?


Road user fee: An update

Written May 6th, 2013 by

Our legislators continue to labor over a proposal to get some road tax money from the owners of vehicles that use little or no fuel. We’re talking here about House Bill 2453, the result of more than a decade of work by the Road User Fee Task Force in the Department of Transportation. The bill […]


 
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