Public input will help us design a system that benefits communities, including those experiencing low incomes.
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) invites community feedback to guide how congestion pricing could work in the region and advance equity, including developing a toll discount or credit for people experiencing low incomes.
“We know congestion pricing will be a big change for the region, and to make this project work, we need to hear from the community,” said Lucinda Broussard, ODOT Toll Program Director. “We’re testing some ideas like establishing transit credits for people experiencing low incomes, and potential toll discounts for other vehicle types and invite feedback to create equitable solutions.”
Your input will help:
- Shape congestion pricing on I-5 and I-205 by sharing feedback on trade-offs of potential concepts for the Regional Mobility Pricing Project.
- Design a toll discount or credit for people experiencing low incomes and potential toll discounts or credits for select types of vehicles or users.
- Address transportation-related barriers for historically excluded and underserved communities and respond to community needs.
Complete the online survey by May 16, 2022. Versions are also available in Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese here.
Regional Mobility Pricing Project map
Equity is guiding ODOT’s work on this project. The Equity and Mobility Advisory Committee is developing recommendations for the Oregon Transportation Commission to address transportation-related barriers for historically excluded and underserved communities. Survey input will be provided to the committee as it finalizes recommendations that will be delivered to the OTC in summer 2022.
Project status and next steps
ODOT initiated early planning last year for the Regional Mobility Pricing Project. The project area begins on the Oregon side of the Columbia River and ends at the Boone Bridge over the Willamette River in Wilsonville.
ODOT appreciates the feedback received to date from travelers and the community. Read our November 2021 newsletter with key takeaways from 2021 or watch a video to learn more about what community engagement liaisons heard from their communities.
Through summer 2022, ODOT will study project options and continue to develop strategies to assist people experiencing low incomes and historically excluded and underserved communities. The formal environmental review is expected to begin later this year. The earliest tolling could begin under the Regional Mobility Pricing Project is 2025.
Project information and input opportunities are open to everyone
For Americans with Disabilities Act or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services, or more information call 503-731-4128, TTY (800) 735-2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1.
Si desea obtener información sobre este proyecto traducida al español, sírvase llamar al 503-731-4128.
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Если вы хотите чтобы информация об этом проекте была переведена на русский язык, пожалуйста, звоните по телефону 503-731-4128.
The information in this document, and the public and agency input received, may be adopted or incorporated by reference into a future environmental review process to meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act.
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