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Oregon is embarking on a pilot program that charges drivers for miles driven, rather than the amount of fuel used. Up to 5,000 volunteer drivers will be charged 1.5 cents per mile traveled on public roads throughout the state of Oregon beginning July 1, 2015. The goal of the pilot program is to generate more revenue to pay for road and bridge projects as gasoline tax revenues continue to be inadequate due to inflation and greater fuel efficiency.