The Vote Before Tolls Committee exists to give Oregon voters direct input on state and local tolling decisions.
Congestion Tolling on the I-205 Corridor (near West Linn/Oregon City) and on I-5 (near the Rose Quarter) is being considered as a result of Oregon Legislation HB 2017 where tolling was identified to help fund selected Transportation needs and projects. We are working to organize and empower citizens to have a voice and a vote, on these and future tolling decisions!
The Vote Before Tolls Committee is a grassroots, citizen-driven non-partisan statewide effort.
- Legislation calling for a public vote on highway tolls before they go into effect
- ODOT transparency on their decision processes, toll amounts, use of funds, and plans for sunsetting of tolls
- An open discussion as to how tolls fit into ODOT’s short- and long-term funding strategy for local and state-wide projects
- Highway tolls are a new form of taxation in Oregon
- Automobiles, trucks, bicycles, public transit, and sidewalks serve different, but co-existing transportation needs.
- The current Oregon Tolling Proposal
- Is not equitable and places a disproportionate financial and traffic burden on segments of citizenry and businesses
- Is a gateway to expanded and permanent tolling across the Portland tri-county region … and the rest of the state