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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...

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...

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...

ODOT says it ‘missed the mark’ in pushing for tolling freeways

Hartman: Impossible to toll I-205 bridge without causing irreparable damage Raymond Rendleman May 31, 2023 Portland Tribune An official for Oregon’s transportation agency acknowledged that ODOT’s overly bureaucratic attitude toward tolling freeways had “missed the mark” in earning the public’s trust and creating meaningful community engagement surrounding regional traffic issues. “We have to own a little...

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...

IP-4 remains fallback option for stopping Interstate 205 tolling

Opinion: Initiative remains fallback option for stopping Interstate 205 tolling By Scott Hays, March 23, 2023 (Canby Herald) Recent opinion author Elvis Clark’s suggestion that Senate Bill 933 is doomed to failure, either because it will not pass in the Oregon Legislature or will be vetoed by the governor, is a prime example of a...

SEN. BONHAM: TOLLING UPDATE

Saturday March 4, 2023 — Oregon Catalyst By Oregon State Senator Dan Bonham, Tolls are imminent in Oregon as two new tolls are planned for I-205 early next year. I am a Chief Sponsor of a bipartisan bill to prevent tolls on I-205 and I-5. Here is one of the many recent articles about it. In the case of the coming...

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