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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...

ODOT thinks tolls on US 26 and OR 217 could be a congestion fix

Big regional employers and population growth in Washington County have made gridlock west of Portland an increasing issue. Officials think tolling is one solution. By Pat Dooris, Jamie Parfitt KGW News, March 26, 2024 PORTLAND, Ore. — Tolling in Oregon has become a bit like Schrödinger’s cat — at any given time, it’s simultaneously alive...

Readers Respond: Tighten budgets, but don’t toll freeways

85% against tolling; 2% undecided By Jules Rogers, Canby Herald Mar 18, 2024 Your Oregon News asked readers in an unofficial survey where they stand on halting the toll plan. This comes after Gov. Tina Kotek said she plans to halt tolling work indefinitely, but it should still be expected someday. About 85% of readers...

Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek plans to halt tolling work indefinitely

Kotek did not rule out a reconsideration of tolling. Interstate Bridge tolling plans to continue By Corey Buchanan and Raymond Rendleman The Gresham Outlook — Mar 11, 2024 Gov. Tina Kotek plans to halt the state of Oregon’s plans to toll I-5 and I-205 as a way to pay for transportation infrastructure projects. In a...

Kotek calls for cancellation of Portland-area freeway toll plan

Kotek said she still wants Oregon and Washington to use tolls for the planned replacement I-5 bridge, but the broader plan to toll I-5 and I-205 should be scrapped. Author: Anthony Macuk (KGW), KGW Staff Published: March 11, 2024 PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek appears to be pulling the plug on a plan to toll...

Survey finds majority of Oregon voters oppose proposed tolling projects

The study was sponsored by West Linn, Oregon City, Tualatin, and Wilsonville by: Michaela Bourgeois KOIN News — Feb 26, 2024 PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – After Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek postponed the Oregon Department of Transportation’s proposed tolling program until 2026 after receiving negative public feedback, a new survey found that a majority of Oregon voters...

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...

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