Capitol Rumor: They may delay tolling

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon

A rumor from Capitol insiders say there is rising discussion on delaying implementing tolling.   The citizen backlash against tolling has been steady and unyielding, despite many full page ads and other advertisement campaigns by ODOT to sell the plan to the public.

For instance, this full-page advertisement by ODOT only lists the benefits of tolling and doesn’t even bother to mention how much it will cost or how many tolling stations they plan to erect and where they would be.

The fact that key details are still not finalized, and yet they plan to start next year, is also a troubling sign.

The tolls may cost drivers as little as $2.00 each to as high as $8.00 each depending on the vehicle and time of day and final estimate.  Because they may erect nearly a dozen tolls, people may have to pay two tolls on their way to work, and the same two tolls back home.

The Taxpayers Association of Oregon has sent out 16,000 postcard alerts asking people to share their feedback on tolling.

You can still offer feedback on tolls at the ODOT State website here.

The Taxpayers Association of Oregon will keep you updated on the latest news, Capitol rumors and speculations on this monumental decision.

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