ODOT seeks alternative to gas tax
For the past decade, James Whitty at the Oregon Department of Transportation has worked on an alternative system to the per gallon gas tax.
"Road system revenues will dry up and the system falls apart. Nobody wants that," Whitty said of the transition from gas to alternative fuel vehicles. "The fact that fuel efficient vehicles should pay or not isn't the question. They have to at some point pay, or you don't have a road system."
Whitty came up with something called the road usage charge pilot project.