Streets and roads are critical assets for local communities. In many cities, the State Highway Fund is the primary source of street funding. The street networks in Oregon cities are deteriorating, and the cost to maintain and improve this asset has increased dramatically. Since there has been no increase in the state gas tax rate since 1993, the effects of inflation have decreased the purchasing power of highway fund dollars. This League of Oregon Cities survey explains the problem of financing street improvements and shares the experiences from several Oregon cities.
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