Sanef ITS, an operator of intelligent transportation solutions, and Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS), a leading connected car company, announced that they have been awarded a road usage charge contract by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).
Debuting on Oregon’s roadways in July 2015, this distance-based road usage charging program is, according to the companies, North America’s first implementation of a mileage-based charging solution.
Participants throughout the state of Oregon will have access to road usage charging, beginning July 1, 2015. All light-duty vehicles registered in Oregon are eligible. ODOT is making the road charging framework available to other states and Canadian provinces. Governments and insurers interested in leveraging this innovative technology solution can visit www.intellimec.com/road-charging for more information.
Oregon’s Senate Bill 810 was the first legislation in the U.S. to establish a road usage charge system for state transportation funding. It authorized ODOT to set up a mileage collection system for volunteer motorists beginning July 1, 2015. ODOT may assess a charge of 1.5 cents per mile for up to 5,000 cars and light duty commercial vehicles and issue a fuels tax credit to those participants. The volunteer program will not be another pilot project but rather the start of an alternate method of generating sustainable revenue to pay for Oregon highways. Find out more about Oregon’s Road Usage Charge Program at http://www.myOReGO.org/.