How to enroll in OReGO

How to enroll in OReGO

June 23, 2015 | OReGO Communications

It’s the final countdown! Only a few days left until OReGO officially starts enrolling vehicles on July 1.

Spaces are limited to only 5,000 cars and light trucks, so getting in early and signing up for the Interest List is the best way to find out all you need to know to enroll when the doors open July 1.

Enrolling is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Choose Your Account Manager

The first thing you’ll need to do is choose your OReGO account manager. The account manager will send you an easy to install mileage reporting device and handle your billing and payments.

Two of OReGO’s account managers will also offer additional GPS-enabled features that can help you save time and money. With Azuga you can log trips, diagnose your check engine light and more, while Verizon Telematics users can link their account with pay-by-the-mile insurance.

Want to keep it simple? We’ve got you covered there, too. The ODOT account manager, powered by Sanef, offers a basic mileage reporting device that works without using GPS-enabled technology. It just reads your miles driven and that’s it.

  1. Create Your Account

Once you’ve chosen your account manager, the next step is to create an account on their website. First you’ll enter a user name, password and basic information like your address and telephone number. Next you’ll be asked a few questions about your vehicle. You’ll want to have your vehicle’s identification number (VIN), license plate number and current odometer reading handy. This information is usually available on either your insurance card or your vehicle registration. You’ll also be asked to provide a credit card number for billing. And you can trust that your private info will be safe and secure with OReGO.

  1. Plug In Your Device and Drive

After your enrollment is approved, you’re all set! Your account manager will ship your mileage reporting device in a few days to the address provided. Once it arrives, just plug the device into your car’s OBD-II port located under the driver-side dashboard, wait a few moments for it to sync with your provider’s secure network and start driving. It’s that simple.

There’s one more thing worth mentioning: customer service. Once you’re enrolled in OReGO, we’re going to ask for your feedback and work super-hard to make you a happy customer. We’re glad you’re joining in to help us test-drive a new way to keep Oregon’s roads and bridges safe and in good shape. And for that, we owe you the best customer experience possible. But if you decide you don’t like using OReGO for any reason — no problem. You can always close your account and go back to paying tax at the pump.

Here’s ODOT’s Tom Fuller to show you how easy it is to enroll your car in OReGO:

Ready to help determine the future of transportation in Oregon? Join the OReGO Interest List today and be among the first in line to enroll on July 1. Don’t be late — save the date!

OReGO: Better Roads. Happy Drivers.

7 thoughts on “How to enroll in OReGO

  1. Adam Morris says:

    I still don’t see this as a good thing. Large heavy trucks that are not fuel efficient and do more damage to the roads (Ford F350 or Dodge Ram 3500 for example, over 6,000 lbs in weight and up to 25mpg) should not pay the same for road usage as much lighter passenger cars (my car weighs a little over 2,000 lbs and gets 38mpg) that don’t do as much damage.

    A fairer scheme would take the weight of the vehicle, the milage and other contributing factors into account if the plan is to use this to pay for road maintenance.

    road damage rises with the fourth power of the weight increase this means that the trucks above cause at least sixteen times as much damage to the roads as my car does. Add a sales tax on studded tires proportional to the amount of damage that they do, and work out how to charge electric and older cars for their contribution…

    • Charles Bonville says:

      I agree that weight needs to be a factor. The fact that the most inefficient vehicles will actually save money with this new arrangement is prima facie evidence that addition refinements are needed.

    • I don’t disagree with you with regard to charging different vehicles based on weight. And I’d like to see congestion pricing factored into this, where rates are higher at peak driving times (morning and afternoon rush hour) to encourage carpooling, transit use and bicycling in order to free up limited road capacity. But no 5000-volunteer pilot project is going to solve all of Oregon’s road funding challenges. This pilot project is an important first step in demonstrating how a fairer and more sustainable system for paying for Oregon’s roads can work. I have faith that ODOT will learn from the experiences of MyOReGO users and that this can support ongoing efforts at the Legislature to earn public support for the kind of weight- and mileage-based system that is fair and can meet the demands of a 21st century road system that a gas tax cannot sustain.

  2. I think it’s way too early to have all the conversations about factoring in vehicle weight, or time of day, or studded tires, or anything else. Those are all very important points to talk about, but If ODOT can’t effectively manage a 5000 entrant pilot program with very simple parameters, then it’s not going to be expanded statewide until such time that a pilot like this does demonstrate statewide viability. That means getting devices to users, getting those devices properly installed, collecting the data from the devices, calculating amounts due, collecting the money and dealing with customer service calls every step of the way. It really doesn’t matter what the $/mile rates are during the pilot. What matters is that 5000 willing volunteers can get through it without a ton of hassle, and that those volunteers will also help uncover unanticipated problems and faults, as well as all the little annoyances that are inherent in almost any project of this magnitude. I’m very interested in finding out whether or not an on-board device can reliably be used to track mileage. I’m also very curious to find out how ODOT will keep fraudulent activity exceedingly low. Once these program tests are demonstrated satisfactorily, then we can talk about fair rates, vehicle weight, time of day, and many more ways to distribute the load. I hope we get to having those discussions in the near future because the system we have now is not fair, and isn’t going to be fixed to make it fair.

  3. Adam Morris says:

    Replacing one unfair system, even voluntarily, with another unfair system does not give you a fair system.

    This scheme is effectively making all roads in Oregon into Toll roads for the participants. I do not see this as being a good solution. For me personally yum signing up would more than double my annual payments as I drive a fuel efficient car but have a long commute. My wife has an off road vehicle that does not travel far on Oregon roads but gets bad gas milage. It would make sense for her to sign up as she would save money. Except if we are driving off road the milage will still be racking up…

    I dont think that any voluntary scheme will get people signing up who will be significantly worse off under the scheme. The complaints from truckers on a website I found pointing out that their vehicles cause significantly more damage than cars is relevant. They felt that they already pay enough in taxes so they shouldn’t have to pay any more.

    Out of state visitors are another question, unless you actually go the whole hog and revert to the 18th and 19th centuries with every road an actual toll road.

    In short I don’t see this scheme as being fair or equitable, and I don’t like the idea of implementing a half measure and fixing it later because I don’t think it will be fixed later. All of the current providers based on what has been said use OBD II devices so they won’t work in older cars, or electric vehicles. They can’t be used with other OBD II devices so anyone in an insurance company scheme or who uses a device to monitor their teenagers driving habits or… is ruled out.

    I realize it is too late for the voluntary scheme but it seems like a bad choice for a poorly designed replacement for the gas tax. If a per mile charge for road usage is to be used I think an RFID bazed scheme with sensors at key points would be a more reasonable plan it requires actually implementing some infrastructure unlike this scheme but it can be used with old vehicles, new vehicles, would only measure vehicles passing checkpoints so it wouldn’the include off road or out of state miles…

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