September 27, 2016
Want to keep Oregon’s great transportation system alive and well into the future? There are storm clouds ahead for funding that system.
A new economic report from the Oregon Department of Transportation forecasts declining state fuels tax revenue:
“In 2020, fuels tax is projected to decline due to increased vehicle fuel efficiency and slowing employment growth….increased fuel efficiency will continue to reduce fuels tax revenue every year into the future.”
The bottom line? “As vehicle technology increasingly decouples use of roads from gallons of fuel used, so must transportation funding if it is to remain sustainable in the long term.”
January 25, 2018
If you followed the 2017 legislative session, you know that Oregon lawmakers passed a new transportation funding package called “Keep […]