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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Tolling in Oregon still on target to charge for driving former freeways

Tolling traffic diversion likely to get worse without new lanes on I-205 Tuesday, September 19, 2023 Clark County Today By John Ley for Clark County Today Recent news reports indicate the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) “indefinitely pauses I-205 projects, tolling,” and another stated “scrapping tolling on an I-205 bridge, even as it moves forward with tolling...

Our Opinion: Tolls must add capacity first

Five years ago the Tribune Board nailed it — “it’s the capacity” Portland Tribune Editorial Board Aug 7, 2018   Tolling on Portland’s freeways is years away, but that isn’t stopping people from commencing a battle now over the prospect of having to pay to drive. The underlying question is whether tolls should be used...

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...

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