What is a Pavement Maintenance Utility Fee?

A Pavement Maintenance Fee (sometimes known as a Transportation Utility Fee, Street Maintenance Fee, Road User Fee, or Street Utility Fee) is a monthly fee collected from residences and businesses based on their use of the transportation system within the city limits of Oregon City. The fee is based on the number of trips a particular land use generates and is collected through the City's regular utility bill. It is designated for use in the maintenance and repair of the City's transportation system. Users of the road system share the costs of the corrective and preventive maintenance needed to keep the street system operating at an adequate level.

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1. How current are the answers to these frequently asked questions?
2. What is a Pavement Maintenance Utility Fee?
3. How does the Pavement Maintenance Utility Fee work?
4. Why a Pavement Maintenance Utility Fee in Oregon City?
5. What kind of street system do we have?
6. Why is there a need for timely maintenance of Oregon City's streets?
7. Where and how will our Pavement Maintenance Utility Fee dollars be spent?
8. What kind of street treatments are available?
9. How is the fee determined?
10. How much can l expect to pay?
11. Why does the Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE) recommend using a value of 9.6 trips per day for single-family residential properties?
12. What if I don’t agree with how the City calculates my fee?
13. Will there be hardship waivers?
14. What about fees that the county and state talk about?
15. Why are so many cities charging a street maintenance fee? What other Oregon cities have a Transportation Utility Fee?
16. Who can I contact for questions regarding the Transportation Utility Fee?