June 12, 2015 | OReGO Communications
It’s no small secret that many of our state roads and bridges need a makeover. As the miles rack up on the old odometer, so do the potholes on our city streets, county roads and state highways.
You’ll find worn out roads in every corner of Oregon.
That’s why fuel taxes are constitutionally dedicated to improving our transportation system through the State Highway Fund (see Oregon Constitution, Article IX, Section 3a).
The Highway Fund also includes other sources such as driver license fees, vehicle registration fees and the weight-mile tax on big rigs.
Now some of you may be thinking, “That’s all well and good, but my community will never see a dime!” But the Highway Fund is actually set up to make sure everyone gets a slice of the pie. The State Highway Fund is distributed 50 percent to the state, 30 percent to counties and 20 percent to cities.
That’s why a program like OReGO is so important. Unlike the gas tax, OReGO could be a more sustainable and stable source of highway funding, and that can help us provide safer and more reliable roads for Oregonians throughout the state.
So whether it’s a state highway bridge that needs earthquake protection, a county road that needs a chip seal or a local street that needs repaving, Highway Funds are here to help. An investment in OReGO is an investment in your community.
OReGO: Better roads. Happy drivers.
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