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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...

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...

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...

Tolls will make Oregonians worse off

ODOT estimates the average household will pay $575 a year just for its first phase of tolls By Eric Fruits — March 15, 2023 (Portland Tribune) In about 18 months, Portland-area drivers will be paying the first of many tolls if the Oregon Department of Transportation has its way. By the end of 2024, ODOT...

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