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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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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