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Portland Metro Area Value Pricing Advisory Committee

Overview

As part of the Keep Oregon Moving legislation (HB 2017), the Oregon Transportation Commission established a Portland Region Value Pricing Policy Advisory Committee to guide ODOT throughout the value pricing feasibility analysis. This group includes representatives of local governments in Oregon and Washington, the business community, highway users, equity and environmental justice interests, and public transportation and environmental advocates.

The committee will advise the OTC in implementing Section 120 of Keep Oregon Moving by:

  • Evaluating options to implement value pricing to reduce congestion on I-5 and I-205 in the Portland area.
  • Considering public input for the various options.
  • Considering effects and potential mitigation strategies for options evaluated.
  • Providing input and recommendation on value pricing to the OTC to inform their proposal to the Federal Highway Administration.

Meetings

The committee expects to meet six times during the feasibility analysis process. Meeting dates, times and locations are posted on this page as they are confirmed. Meetings are open to the public and include a public comment session.

Accommodations will be provided to people with disabilities. Call 503-731-8356 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting to request an accommodation. Agendas and materials are posted online prior to each meeting. Summaries and recordings will be available online following each meeting.

Watch a live stream of the meetings. (This YouTube link works best with the Chrome or Safari browsers.) 

Submit Comments to the Committee

You are invited to provide comment to the committee at each meeting.
 
If you would like to provide comments in advance of the meeting:
 
Comments must be received at least one week prior to each meeting to be considered by the committee at that meeting. If your comment is received with less notice, it will be presented to the PAC at the following meeting.

Committee's Charge

The OTC has asked the committee to consider the following factors as it evaluates value pricing concepts:

  • Traffic operations improvements: To what extent the option will improve the traffic operations of the priced facility, including but not limited to increasing reliability and mitigating congestion.
  • Diversion of traffic: To what extent the option will cause diversion to other routes and modes that will impact the performance and operations of other transportation facilities, including both roads and transit service.
  • Adequacy of transit service and active transporation: To what extent public transportation service and active transportation are available to serve as an alternative, non-tolled mode of travel.
  • Equity impacts: Whether the option will disproportionately impact low-income or minority households or communities and to what extent mitigation strategies could reduce the impact.
  • Impacts on the community, economy, and environment: Whether and how the option will impact the surrounding community, economy, and/or environment and the economy of the state in general.
  • Public input: To what extent the public supports a particular pricing option as a way to address congestion.
  • Consistency with state law and policy: Whether the option will comply with existing Oregon Transportation Commission policies, state laws, and planning regulations.
  • Feasibility under federal law: Whether the option is allowable under federal tolling laws or will require a waiver under the Value Pricing Pilot Program or some other authority.
  • Project delivery schedules: Whether a value pricing option has the potential to alter the expected delivery schedule for a project on the corridor.
  • Revenue and cost: To what extent the option will raise sufficient revenue to cover the cost of implementing value pricing as well as the ongoing operational expenses, including the costs of maintenance and repairs of the facility.

 

Committee Members

Advisory committee biographies 
Bernie Bottomly, TriMet
Tony DeFalco, Verde
Craig Dirksen, Metro
Phil Ditzler, Federal Highway Administration (Ex Officio)
Marie Dodds, AAA Oregon
Brendan Finn, City of Portland
Chris Hagerbaumer, Oregon Environmental Council
Marion Haynes, Portland Business Alliance
Matt Hoffmann, Fred Meyer
Katrina Holland, Community Alliance of Tenants
Jana Jarvis, Oregon Trucking Association
Gerik Kransky, The Street Trust
Neil McFarlane, TriMet
Anne McEnerny Ogle, City of Vancouver 
Sean O'Hollaren, Oregon Transportation Commission
Eileen Quiring, Clark County 
Curtis Robinhold, Port of Portland
Roy Rogers, Washington County
Vivian Satterfield, OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon
Paul Savas, Clackamas County
Alando Simpson, Oregon Transportation Commission
Kris Strickler, Washington State Department of Transportation 
Pam Treece, Westside Economic Alliance
Jessica Vega Pederson, Multnomah County
Rian Windsheimer, Oregon Department of Transportation
Park Woodworth, Ride Connection

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