The Oregon Department of Transportation has launched “Keep Oregon Connected,” a campaign to educate Oregonians about transportation funding and the need for new ways to pay for our roads and bridges.
Oregon raises money to take care of roads and bridges through a gas tax paid at the pump and vehicle fees. With more vehicles getting much better fuel efficiency, many people are paying less in gas taxes while using the road just as much. Unfortunately most people don’t know a lot about how they pay for roads and funding problems to maintain our infrastructure. This campaign and website hope to provide information and options to consumers and help them better understand funding of Oregon roads.
Contributed by: Oregon Department of Transportation