The response to the Washington-Oregon interstate volunteer opportunity was overwhelmingly positive!
We now have more than enough volunteers and thus, are not taking any more enrollments at this time. If we have additional volunteer opportunities, we will send out communications about them.
Thanks for your interest!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Washington/Oregon Road Usage Charge Interoperability Pilot Test?
The Washington/Oregon Road Usage Charge Interoperability Pilot Test will connect the systems of each state to demonstrate that road usage charging can work across a state border. This is the first attempt in the nation to test road usage charging between states. The pilot will operate with volunteer drivers in Oregon and Washington.
How long does this pilot test last?
The test begins in March 2018 and ends in early 2019.
If I join the pilot, what am I committing to do?
Are there benefits to participating in this test?
Volunteers in both states receive $50 in Visa gift cards for participating through December 31, 2018. They are eligible to receive other incentives that may be offered throughout the 10-month pilot for completing additional research tasks, such as responding to periodic short surveys.
Will a driver’s participation in this test affect their enrollment in OReGO?
No. Azuga will continue to be the volunteer’s account manager for OReGO while they are in the pilot. They will use the same mileage reporting device and continue to pay Oregon’s road usage charge at the same rates as before they signed up. Account access and obligations continue as outlined in the volunteer agreement. The interoperability test is simply an additional and optional research opportunity for OReGO drivers to help advance the road usage charging concept.
If a driver wants to participate, do they have to sign up again?
No. Current enrollment in OReGO is sufficient for participation in the Washington/Oregon Road Usage Charge Interoperability Pilot Test. To opt in, drivers agree to additional terms and conditions for the term of the pilot. OReGO accounts are automatically updated to begin counting and charging Washington miles (and crediting Washington state fuels tax).
Do drivers have to pay more than they do now for using Washington’s roads?
No. Washington miles are essentially free while participating in the interoperability test. Drivers sign the participation agreement with Azuga and OReGO, drive into Washington State once every three months until December 31, 2018, and Azuga funds the driver’s virtual wallet to cover Washington miles.
If drivers pay a road usage charge in Washington, do they get a fuel tax credit like in Oregon?
Yes, but since Washington state’s fuel tax of 49.4 cents per mile is higher than Oregon’s 34 cents per mile, the credit will be greater.
Will privacy be protected as well as in Oregon?
Yes. All the laws and rules protecting privacy in Oregon will apply to the data and charges in both states for this pilot. The account manager (Azuga) is under contract with Oregon and must abide by Oregon’s laws and rules. No personal information or detailed driving data will ever be shared outside of Oregon. The only information that will be shared with Washington is the total of miles driven and gallons consumed by participants. Personal mileage and fuel consumption totals will not be shared with Washington.
Can a participant drop out?
Yes. Drivers may drop out of the test at any time by notifying Azuga in writing. They forfeit incentives if they leave before completing the pilot.
- Be an existing OReGO participant at time of enrollment. If you aren’t one now, you can sign up here
- Have an Azuga advanced (GPS enabled) device.
- Participate for the test.
- Keep your account current and in good standing in accordance with the Washington/Oregon Participation Agreement and Azuga Insight Terms & Conditions.