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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...

Tolling critics say ODOT survey was slanted to get positive feedback

Political leaders and residents of West Linn are frustrated by a recent ODOT survey, which they said didn’t allow them to express discontentment over future tolls. By Author: Thomas Shults at KGW News Published: September 29, 2023 WEST LINN, Ore. — West Linn residents are frustrated over a recent survey from the Oregon Department of Transportation...

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...

I-205 tolling debate continues after ODOT announces changes

Tualatin Chamber hosts “Key Leaders” discussion on tolling By Ray Pitz — Portland Tribune Sept. 26, 2023 Local leaders, state representatives and transportation officials continue to discuss the pitfalls — and merits — of plans to toll along Interstates 205 and 5 between the Columbia River and Wilsonville. On Friday, Sept. 22, the Tualatin Chamber...

RAISING CONCERNS WITH USDOT REGARDING OREGON’S TOLLING PLAN

Oregon Tolling Proposal May Be Out of Compliance with Federal Law, Chavez-DeRemer Warns By Lori Chavez Deremer — June 2, 2023 As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, this week I raised concerns with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) regarding the Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) proposal...

Clackamas leaders: Appreciative of tolling pause, but vigilant

Clackamas County officials found plenty of shortcomings in the ODOT I-205 Tolling Project Environmental Assessment Tootie Smith, Paul Savas, Martha Schrader, Mark Shull, Ben West, Brian Hodson, Michael Milch, Joe Buck, Denyse McGriff and Frank Bubenik (members of the Clackamas County Commission) May 23, 2023 — Canby Herald Toll collections are paused, but our work...

Pause on tolling until 2026, say Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek and legislators

Governor follows lead of legislators seeking 2-year pause By Corey Buchanan  May 2, 2023 (Portland Tribune) Following the bill proposed last week by local legislators calling for a tolling moratorium, Gov. Tina Kotek has apparently initiated the delay herself. A joint release from Senate President Rob Wagner, D-Lake Oswego, and Oregon House Speaker Dan Rayfield,...

Interstate Bridge Replacement and Highway Tolls Move Front and Center in Salem

The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation will finally take public testimony on House Bill 2098 By Nigel Jaquiss April 25, 2023 — Willamette Week Although the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation is grappling with whether and how to fund two megaprojects on Interstate 5 in Portland (the proposed $1.45 billion expansion of the freeway at the Rose Quarter...

“They go through a process and they don’t really care. That’s the bottom line.” By Corey Buchanan Mar 8, 2023 (Portland Tribune) Major highways looping around the Portland metro area are seriously being considered for tolls as part of a regional transportation funding solution. PMG file photo Like some of its counterparts regionally, the Lake...

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