OmniAir Consortium®, the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and connected vehicles, announces that Oregon Department of Transportation has joined OmniAir® as an Associate Level Member.
Oregon Department of Transportation’s mission is to “provide a safe and reliable multimodal transportation system that connects people and helps Oregon’s communities and economy thrive.” That mission encompasses transportation planning, developing, managing and maintaining the state highway system, transportation safety, rail safety, licensing and regulation of drivers, motor vehicles and motor carriers, assistance to public transportation providers, passenger rail, active transportation, and more.
Oregon has been a transportation funding pioneer since it enacted the nation’s first gas tax in 1919. It continues this trend as an early adopter of road usage charging (also known as VMT pricing or mileage-based user fees). Following two successful pilots in 2006 and 2012, Oregon DOT launched the OReGo program in 2015, the first ongoing road usage charge program in the nation. (Utah just launched its ongoing road usage charge program in 2020.)
“OmniAir is excited to have a recognized leader in smart mobility like Oregon DOT as our newest member,” said Jason Conley, Executive Director of OmniAir Consortium. “Oregon DOT’s experience with road pricing will help to ensure OmniAir’s certification programs meet the needs of new and emerging transportation payment technologies.”
Maureen Bock, Oregon DOT’s Chief Innovation Officer, will be the guest speaker at OmniAir’s Monthly Membership meeting on March 26th. For more information, please contact Kate Oldham, OmniAir’s Sr. Director of Meetings and Membership
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OmniAir Consortium is the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and Connected Vehicles. OmniAir’s membership includes public agencies, private companies, research institutions, and independent test laboratories. Learn more about OmniAir at www.omniair.org.