June 17, 2015 | OReGO Communications
Living out in the Oregon countryside definitely comes with lots of benefits – fresh air, beautiful scenery and plenty of open space to share with family and friends, just to name a few.
But living in a rural community can often mean long drives to the doctor’s office, school and grocery store. All those miles in the car can really add up!
OReGO is here to help you save money on those trips, one mile at a time.
If you drive 12,000 miles per year in a car that gets 18 mpg, you’re currently paying about $200 in Oregon state fuel taxes annually. In the OReGO program, you’d only pay $180, saving $20 in the process.
It’s not just rural folks that can save money. Recent ODOT studies show that both urban and rural drivers log about the same number of miles on public roads in Oregon per year. Drivers in the most rural parts of Oregon may travel much longer distances for medical appointments and shopping, but make fewer trips than their urban cousins. The net difference? Not much. Over the course of a year, the total number of miles traveled by car is about the same no matter where you live in our beautiful state. And we all need safe and reliable roads.
Want to compare your current gas tax cost versus how much you’d pay at 1.5 cents per mile with OReGO? Our handy calculator tool can help you do just that!
OReGO: Better roads. Happy Drivers.
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