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bing101:
https://www.koin.com/news/oregon/odot-strong-opposition-from-public-on-i-205-tolling/


Note this I-205 tolling debate in Oregon is in relation to an environmental impact study that is being discussed here.

Bickendan:
lol the pic they show is captioned 'Traffic on I-205' and it's actually I-84/US30 at Lloyd

In_Correct:


--- Quote ---People still don’t like tolls.
--- End quote ---

I did not know there is any Toll Roads in Oregon.

I will gladly pay it.

KEK Inc.:

--- Quote from: In_Correct on December 07, 2020, 05:22:04 AM ---

--- Quote ---People still don’t like tolls.
--- End quote ---

I did not know there is any Toll Roads in Oregon.

I will gladly pay it.

--- End quote ---

None operated by the state.  There are some private ferries and some bridges that are tolled. 

If ODOT does decide to start tolling, it'd be interesting to see what they would call it.  Washington has Good To Go and California has Fastrak.  They all use their own transponder system, but all of the ETC agencies in the country may be standardized in the near future.

The Ghostbuster:
There is always "strong opposition" to tolling from places where historically tolling has not been utilized. If this tolling proposal goes through, all toll revenue raised should go directly to the roadway being tolled (via maintaining it, etc.). If the toll revenue is diverted to fund other uses, (light rail, densifying neighborhoods, etc.), it would defeat the purpose of tolling the roads, and thus justify the opposition to road tolling. Also, if tolling is implemented, perhaps they can stop charging gas taxes, since the revenue those taxes generate have been diverted to other uses for decades. Not to mention that revenue from gas taxes has been drying up due to more fuel-efficient cars, as well as more electric cars.

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