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Clackamas County elected official: We gain nothing from unfair tolling plan

  By Martha Schrader Jan. 12, 2024 Portland Tribune   Clackamas County residents and elected officials on Jan. 6 drove their message home about the negative impacts of ODOT’s proposed I-205 tolling plan at the listening session in Gladstone hosted by our legislature’s Special Subcommittee on Transportation Planning. In two hours of impassioned testimony, we...

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...

Transportation Commission considers $18 tolls for Puget Sound

State needs $1.1 billion annually for road maintenance in spite of record revenues By John Ley for Clark County Today Wednesday, October 18, 2023 “Washington’s transportation system is on a glidepath to failure” the Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) members were told at the beginning of their monthly meeting in Olympia. The cry for more tax...

Clackamas County votes to endore IP-4

IP-4 would guarantee a Vote Before Tolls on Oregon highways Published: October 13, 2023 — KGW News County commissioners voted 4-0 to back the “Vote Before Tolls” initiative, or IP-4. They feel ODOT hasn’t listened to their concerns. The initiative is retroactive and would include all projects included in Oregon’s HB 2017. To download the...

Paying more and getting less for transportation in Portland area

Truckers supported HB 2017 because it added freeway lanes, now eliminated Monday, September 25, 2023 By John Ley for Clark County Today There was a lot of “truth telling” by the elected representatives of small cities along I-205 at the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting Friday morning. The chamber hosted a gathering of key...

ODOT says it ‘missed the mark’ in pushing for tolling freeways

Hartman: Impossible to toll I-205 bridge without causing irreparable damage Raymond Rendleman May 31, 2023 Portland Tribune An official for Oregon’s transportation agency acknowledged that ODOT’s overly bureaucratic attitude toward tolling freeways had “missed the mark” in earning the public’s trust and creating meaningful community engagement surrounding regional traffic issues. “We have to own a little...

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