Oregon’s road usage charge system OReGO partners with emovis to manage driver accounts

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has certified emovis to manage the accounts of drivers using the state’s road usage charge program OReGO used to gather revenue for the State Highway Fund.

The voluntary program, launched in July 2015, is used to charge participants a fee per mile–drivers receive a credit or bill for fuel taxes when the fuel is “used to drive taxable miles.”

The company emovis joins Azuga in providing a mileage reporting option for motorists who sign up at MyOReGO.org. Motorists now have four options for reporting, two without GPS and two with GPS-enabled devices.

DriveSync, the new service emovis will manage, is a connected car service developed and operated by IMS and available to drivers who “select the advanced, GPS-enabled device.” It also provices intelligent road side assistance, detailed “check engine” functionality that diagnoses problems with a repair cost estimate and a Top Driver leaderboard system so drivers can see how their driving behavior compares to others.

“OReGO now has two trusted private partners on board — Azuga and emovis — offering multiple account service options along with new connected car technology apps that will help drivers monitor their vehicles and improve safe driving habits,” says Maureen Bock, OReGO program manager. “It demonstrates the benefits of private-public sector partnerships in delivering this innovative transportation funding program.”

“As more volunteer drivers take advantage of these services while participating in OReGO ODOT can respond to their feedback by developing a driver-friendly, fair and sustainable way to fund highway maintenance and construction,” Bock says. “We’ll be able to preserve our roads around the state and support our economy well into the future.”