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Think VMT Taxes Will Work? Um, No…

California Toll Road Sees Thousands of Charging Mistakes By THOMAS BUCKLEY APR 18, 2024   This is no way to run a toll road. Last fall, it was alleged that the San Diego Association of Government operations of the State Route 125 toll road system was riddled with errors, leading to wrong charges, diverted driver...

DEREMER ON KOTEK’S STOP TOLLING PLAN

Urges the governor and state officials to kill these proposals permanently Monday April 15, 2024 By Congresswoman Lori Chavez-DeRemer Press Release, Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-05), who led the federal charge against tolling along I-5 and I-205 in the Portland metro area, released the following statement after Governor Tina Kotek announced her decision to halt the plans. “This...

‘Twas the night before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas as told by Vote Before Tolls Committee ’Twas the night before Christmas, and all though the landODOT was scheming, with a toll plan so grand;The Interstates and highways were not to be spared,nor new bridges of grandeur, lest ODOT’s coffers be bare; The ’17 legislature met and set up a...

Boondoggle Bridge Requires Billions Of Your Dollars

Lars — Northwest Nonsense “Boondoggle Bridge 2.0” Lars Larson — December 18, 2023 I hear plenty of foolish celebration of the news that Oregon & Washington’s latest attempt to bridge the Columbia River for Interstate five just got a 600 million dollar gift from the already broke Biden administration. What a fraud on the taxpayers,...

Survey: Readers oppose freeway tolls, gas tax increase

Revenues not keeping pace with inflation due to increases in vehicle fuel efficiency By Jim Redden Dec 6, 2023 Portland Tribune The vast majority of Pamplin Media Group readers are opposed to tolling freeways in the greater Portland region to finance improvement projects and reduce congestion, according to a recent unscientific online survey. The Oregon...

We can permanently stop freeway tolling

IP-4 will guarantee a Vote Before Tolls By Tootie Smith Nov 28, 2023 Portland Tribune Plans are underway to toll the essential freeways we rely on every day in Clackamas County for our transportation needs, but we can stop it! Some people might not know this, but the Portland metropolitan area is already under study...

REP. RESCHKE: TRUTH ABOUT OREGON TOLLING

Tolling won’t relieve traffic congestion — we need new lanes and vehicle capacity Oregon Catalyst — Wednesday August 30, 2023 By Oregon State Representative E. Werner Reschke Roads. We all need them. We all use them. But how do we make sure Roadways are adequate to meet our transportation needs? The problem occurs when the...

Our Opinion: Tolls must add capacity first

Five years ago the Tribune Board nailed it — “it’s the capacity” Portland Tribune Editorial Board Aug 7, 2018   Tolling on Portland’s freeways is years away, but that isn’t stopping people from commencing a battle now over the prospect of having to pay to drive. The underlying question is whether tolls should be used...

The In-Fighting has Begun…

This Dog and Pony Show that is difficult to watch Tualatin Chamber of Commerce August 14, 2023 Little things, when unattended, lead to bigger things… which can then lead to… well in this case, a bit of a Dog and Pony Show. The Interstate Bridge Replacement (IBR) has finally gotten bond approval from both Oregon...

‘Put tolling in front of voters’

Long-time Clark County citizen and journalist Marvin Case shares his thoughts on tolling and light rail Marvin Case Vancouver resident As published in Clark County Today I think the concept of tolling I-5/I-205 in Oregon should be decided by a vote of the people. It is a very big governmental step and should be decided...

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