Do We Have a Blind Spot?
Paused tolling does not mean the toll system has stopped...
Have you ever driven down the road and had a tailgater so close that you could not see them in the mirror? This can happen if your driving a big rig or a van without a back window. Then, before you know it, they come out from behind speed on by.
Much could be said about tailgating, best left for a book on Automotive Confessions, but it is important to know that tolling is still hanging out and ready to pass us by.
This week we look at the future of toll plans for the I-5 and I-205 corridors and what another state, North Carolina, is feeling from tolling.
Article 1 - This meeting (video) gets going at the 2:20 mark… relax, it will continue to educate us on what toll plans are next. The Regional Mobility Pricing Project will cover 42 miles of Hwy (I-5 and I-205) from the Boones Bridge to the Columbia River.
We have told you that plans to implement tolling have not stopped… and here is the proof.
Article 2 - The Statewide Toll Rulemaking Advisory Committee (STRAC) weighed in on toll rates and, rather, how to formulate them.
Mike Card, with Combined Transport out of Central Point, Oregon, had some very insightful thoughts regarding how best to set toll rates. Controversial or transformational… you decide. Mike’s comments start at 54:30 on this video.
FYI, if you have the time, both videos from Articles 1 & 2 are interesting.
Article 3 - Congestion Pricing has been stated to reduce traffic congestion. In North Carolina there seem to be mixed results as the population swells in the state.
What we found most interesting is that the Department of Transportation does not monitor how effective toll has been since tolling has started… ummm…