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Options to Tolling... 1-23-23
OTC approves $101 million for tolling infrastructure as we look at alternatives...
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Article 1 - The Oregon Highway Plan has amended goals for 2023. This “Goals” page, from Dec. 12th of 2022, lists policies and actions that will be taken. Note Section 6.3 thru 6.4 as climate change and alternative forms of transportation are being emphasized. Section 6.13 reiterates the OTC’s authority to implement tolling.
Article 2 - After HB 2017 came HB 3055 in 2021. The file is large but note (page 61 Section 136.1) toll funds now go to the Toll Program Fund (TPF) as the Congestion Relief Fund (CRF) has been repealed (pg 62, Sections 139). These funds, in the TPF also have new rules as to how they may be spent, (pg 62, Section 136.2 and forward).
Article 3 - The City Commissioners of West Linn and Oregon City got together last Tuesday night. Their “Work Session” included tolling as many chimed in about what might be do. This report is from KPTV News.