Oregon to Test Pay-Per-Mile Alternative to Gas Tax

Starting in July, as many as 5,000 volunteers can sign up to drive with devices in their cars that monitors how many miles they drive and where.

It is a pay-per-mile alternative to paying taxes on gasoline. The volunteers will agree to pay 1.5 cents for each mile they drive on public roads instead of paying the tax that is added when they fill up at the pump.

The state hopes the program will help raise more money to pay for road maintenance because revenue from gas tax is down.

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