City of Stevenson City Manager Nick Hogan brought this issue to the attention of the OneGorge Advocacy group, resulting in this letter, sent to Washington Senator Curtis King. Senator King is the current chair of the Washington State Transportation Commission.

The Issue:

Oregon charges heavy trucks a weight-mile tax. Washington charges a fuel tax. By fueling up in Oregon, crossing a bridge to Washington and traveling along SR 14, truckers avoid paying road taxes in either state. This is a public safety and roads infrastructure problem that has a direct impact on all communities of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

You can view and download the letter here.