Where to now...
ODOT is pushing out the Regional Mobility "Tolling" Pricing Project...
Empathy is NOT my best suit. I truly care about people but have very little desire to help others that are not willing to make any kind of effort. It gets tiring, and quite frankly, it can destroy the one that is trying to give the help.
So I often ask myself if this is where we might be… listening to the droning of ODOT officials and as we see the lack of legislative action on our behalf. Businesses will close, leave and/or their prices will become unsustainable. Families will not hit the roads because… “why would I drive to my favorite restaurant, store or activity if I can’t afford to get there…?”
No, I am not done… and we are not done. But when it comes time to vote, act or support anyone entity that is not willing to help us… well… I’m done with them!
Article 1 - The West Linn Tidings posted an article about the Vote Before Tolls initiative (IP-4) last week. Most of us, who know about tolling, know IP-4 as the answer to stop tolling, that is outside of any legislative action.
With the Westside Multimodal Improvements Study now in play, it will be interesting to see if Washington County takes notice of IP-4. FYI, the downloadable initiative is listed on our home page at the top of the screen.
Article 2 - Last week, the Joint Committee on Transportation Special Subcommittee on Transportation Planning (JCTSSTP) held a meeting in which ODOT and WSP presented information about …”Effectiveness, Safety, and Diversion Impacts of Gantry Locations.”
In this article, we present the Slide Deck of that meeting. And, in sincerity, one must watch the video of the meeting, presented in article 3 below, to get the full gist of what is said and questioned. But let us say that diversion has still not been defined…
Article 3 - We present to you the video of the JCTSSTP. The Slide Deck, from article 2, is presented thru this video… and questioned by the Legislators.