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Survey shows opposition to tolling across metro region, strongest pushback in Clackamas County

Three-quarters of Portland metro area residents oppose tolling By Holly Bartholomew, Canby Herald Feb 26, 2024 According to a recent survey, three-quarters of Portland metro area residents oppose tolling local freeways. The cities of West Linn, Lake Oswego, Tualatin and Wilsonville, along with the union United Food and Commercial Workers, contracted local research firm DHM...

What $15 tolls could mean for WA drivers, state’s budget

50 percent increase in max I-405 tolls begin March 1st Feb. 13, 2024 By Mike Lindblom Seattle Times staff reporter BOTHELL — Along with three rows of “$10.00” in lights, Interstate 405 drivers on a crowded morning can see what looks like moss growing on the white signs above. Those green edges underscore how the maximum...

Lawmakers seek study of Portland area rail corridors

Gorsek and McLain push for new tolls & expanded commuter rail in 2025 session By Peter Wong Portland Tribune  — Feb 12, 2024 Lawmakers seek a study of little-used freight rail corridors in the Portland metro area — plus a new look at commuter rail between Wilsonville and Salem — as part of a planning effort for...

Westside transportation study proposes tolls for U.S. 26, Highway 217

Expanding unpopular tolls to fund multi billion dollar westside transportation projects By Holly Bartholomew West Linn Tidings, Dec 21, 2023 Updated Feb 2, 2024 While Oregon’s discussions on freeway tolling in recent years have focused almost entirely on I-205 and I-5 in the Portland area — a prospect that is not popular, particularly with Clackamas County residents...

Retired ODOT deputy director: Oregon tolling proposal is running a red light

Tolling is beginning to look like a money grab By Cam Gilmour Portland Tribune Jan 16, 2024 On Dec. 14 and Jan. 6 the Oregon Legislature’s special committee on transportation planning held meetings in Wilsonville and Gladstone to hear from the public and local elected officials on tolling. What the committee heard from testimony is no one wants tolls....

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...

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...

I-5 bridge tolling could last until the 2060s

Multiple tolling projects may begin at same time Monday, July 24, 2023 — The Reflector Rick Bannan / rick@thereflector.com One of the largest sources of funding to replace the aging Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River will tax travelers a few bucks as they cross the water. During its meeting July 18, the Washington...

Pushback on the IBR at Oregon Legislature public hearing

“The most fiscally irresponsible legislation I have seen before an Oregon legislative committee.” No Tolls staff The Oregon legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation held its first public hearing of the 2023 legislative session on Thursday evening, April 27th. The 12 member committee said the purpose of the hearing was to listen regarding the various proposals...

Oregon legislators propose two-year moratorium on interstate tolling

Legislators propose two-year moratorium on interstate tolling By Kaelyn Cassidy Apr 26, 2023 The Oregon Department of Transportation has been studying tolls on I-5 and I-205 between the Columbia River and the Boone Bridge as a means to increase funding for infrastructure improvements.Spokesman File Photo In response to mounting concerns from constituents and local governments,...

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