Decision on Interstate 205 tolling plan delayed
PORTLAND, Ore. (Portland Tribune) — ODOT has temporarily postponed its decision on tolling stretches of I-205 and I-5 in the next five years and will consider a request from Clackamas County for extra time to hash out regional congestion-pricing plans before tolls are implemented.
County Commissioner Paul Savas requested a delay in voting, originally scheduled for this month, on ODOT’s proposal to amend the Metro region’s long-term transportation plan and its required process for allocating funding to transportation projects.
ODOT’s delay allows the Oregon Transportation Commission time to review the county coordinating committee’s proposal to develop a comprehensive plan for answering “critical systemwide questions” regarding traffic diversion mitigation and funding decisions before bringing the state department’s proposed amendments to an official vote.
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