Category Archives: Transportation Commission

Transportation commission will hold special public hearing on Oregon tolling proposal

Oregon’s top transportation decision-makers want to hear what Portland area residents think of a proposal to charge people to drive on certain sections of Interstates 5 and 205 in an attempt to reduce mind-numbing congestion. The Oregon Transportation Commission will have a special public hearing Thursday in Southwest Portland where it has invited all-comers to […]
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Public can comment on tolling plan Thursday

The Oregon Transportation Commission will hold a ‘listening session’ about a policy advisory committee’s recommendation to toll all lanes of I-5 and the I-205 Abernethy Bridge. The Oregon Transportation Commission will hear from the public Thursday, July 12, concerning a state policy advisory committee’s recommendation for tolling Interstate 5 and the Abernethy Bridge on Interstate […]
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LTD will need transit tax ideas

Starting this month, workers statewide will see a new deduction on their pay stubs: a transit tax of one-tenth of 1 percent, or 50 cents per $500. For the average Lane County household with an income of $61,343 (the U.S. Census 2016 figure), the annual tax will be $61.34 assuming all the income was earned […]
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Check your paystub: New transit tax begins July 1

Beginning July 1, Oregonians will notice a new deduction of $1 per $1,000 from their paychecks to generate revenue for public transportation. Oregonians may notice a new .001-percent deduction on their paystubs beginning July 1 that will largely go toward funding public transportation around the state. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Check your paystub: New […]
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State Advisory Group Votes for Tolls on Portions of I-5 and I-205 in Portland

It’s the first step in a long process for approving tolls in the metro area. An advisory committee voted today to recommend a plan to add tolls on a portion of Interstate 5 as well as on the Abernethy Bridge on I-205. Source: State Advisory Group Votes for Tolls on Portions of I-5 and I-205 […]
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5 things to know as freeway tolling plan moves forward

  Oregon should further study how to charge drivers who use congested stretches of Interstate 5 and 205 in the metro area, a state committee said Monday. But the region’s tolling future will likely go far beyond those two bottlenecks. Source: 5 things to know as freeway tolling plan moves forward | OregonLive.com

Committee OKs limited I-5, I-205 tolls

A committee of government officials and other leaders from across the region signed off on Oregon’s plans to toll limited sections of Interstates 5 and 205 in the Portland metro area as part of a strategy to relieve congestion. The decision made Monday by the Portland Region Value Pricing Advisory Committee is another step in […]
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Portland tolls: Price first, add capacity later

A tolling policy advisory committee’s draft recommendation would toll all lanes of Interstate 5 in Portland and the Abernathy Bridge on Interstate 205 to test efficacy for a larger tolling network. A state policy advisory committee plans to recommend tolling all lanes of Interstate 5 and the Abernathy Bridge on Interstate 205 in the metro […]
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Long-awaited work at Beltline traffic bottleneck to start next year

Call it a green light to begin dealing with Lane County’s worst traffic problem. The Oregon Transportation Commission on Friday approved spending $20 million to make improvements to the Delta Highway/Randy Papé Beltline interchange in north Eugene. Source: Long-awaited work at Beltline traffic bottleneck to start next year – News – The Register Guard – […]
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Editorial: ODOT vs. Bend’s breweries

Agency that wasted millions on sinking overpass takes shot at city’s ‘drinking culture’ Central Oregon residents are a bunch of drunks, it seems, especially those of us who live in Bend. And our local culture is to blame. For shame, breweries! Source: Editorial: ODOT vs. Bend’s breweries; Agency that wasted millions on sinking overpass takes […]
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