Oregon transportation officials confirmed Thursday that they will abide by a committee’s recommendation and not immediately pursue tolling on Interstates 5 and 205 from the Washington border.
But they will consider imposing tolls on all Portland-area freeways.
The news came in a letter Thursday to Sen. Patty Murray, who had written to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown asking her to ensure that the Oregon Transportation Commission respect a recommendation made by the Portland Region Value Pricing Advisory Committee.
Writing on Brown’s behalf, transportation officials affirmed that the transportation commission will follow through with the committee’s recommendation. It also disclosed that the commission plans to direct the Oregon Department of Transportation to conduct a feasibility analysis of adding congestion pricing to all freeways in the Portland metro area.
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