Long road ahead for I5 I205 tolling plans

first_imgAlthough Monday evening’s event was the last open house presentation on Oregon’s proposal to add tolls to highways in Portland, there is still ample time to offer feedback, and more time still before anything comes to fruition.The open house, at the Luepke Senior Center, offered guests a chance to review and comment on the Portland Region Value Pricing Advisory Committee’s analysis of proposed tolling plans.“There’s a whole variety of different types of approval that are required for tolling from the federal government,” Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman Don Hamilton said.The advisory commission will make its recommendations to the Oregon Transportation Commission, Oregon’s statewide transportation decision-making body, which then has to submit a plan to the Federal Highway Administration by the end of the year.The tolling — called congestion pricing, value pricing or variable rate tolling — sets up a user fee to encourage travel at different times or by different means.last_img