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.”
May 16, 2016
The OReGO program has been operating since July 1, 2015. Senate Bill 810 created the program, and successful implementation of […]