VANCOUVER, Wash. – ODOT is holding another community open house, this time in Vancouver, to talk about the possibility of tolls on I-5 and I-205 in the Portland metro area.
The open house is Tuesday, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Vancouver Community Library at 901 C Street in Vancouver.
Interested citizens will be able to speak with Oregon Department of Transportation officials to voice their opinions about congestion in an informal setting.
Tolls, called congestion pricing or value pricing, are designed cut down on traffic, ODOT says. Some drivers support the tolls; others say tolls will hurt low-income families.
The Vancouver meeting is the last of three open houses ODOT has planned to gather community input. You can voice your opinion and learn more information about tolls online until February 5.
A second phase of public input will take place in March.
By December 31, 2018, the Oregon Transportation Commission will submit the value pricing proposal to the Federal Highway Administration.