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What $15 tolls could mean for WA drivers, state’s budget

Higher maximum tolls are meant to deter some drivers from using toll lanes By Mike Lindblom Seattle Times staff reporter BOTHELL — Along with three rows of “$10.00” in lights, Interstate 405 drivers on a crowded morning can see what looks like moss growing on the white signs above. Those green edges underscore how the maximum...

What $15 tolls could mean for WA drivers, state’s budget

50 percent increase in max I-405 tolls begin March 1st Feb. 13, 2024 By Mike Lindblom Seattle Times staff reporter BOTHELL — Along with three rows of “$10.00” in lights, Interstate 405 drivers on a crowded morning can see what looks like moss growing on the white signs above. Those green edges underscore how the maximum...

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...

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...

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