Tom Warne Report, 4 February 2012
The Oregon Department of Transportation is moving forward with the study of an alternative funding method of replacing the current gas tax with a “per mile” fee. The state is a forerunner in the exploration of potentially funding highways work with the method based on the 2007 study that concluded the concept to be “feasible.”
ODOT is now seeking vendors interested in the potential opportunity providing road pricing technologies to contact the agency’s Office of Innovative Partnerships. The pre-Request for Information will allow companies to express interest and provide relevant qualifications and technical information to the department. More information can be found on the Oregon Procurement website on February 9, 2012.