The Oregon Transportation Commission directed
ODOT to prepare an application to the Federal Highway
Administration seeking approval to toll segments of I-5
and I-205 using congestion pricing. Congestion pricing,
also known as value pricing, uses variable rate tolls to
manage traffic flows and improve roadway efficiency
by charging a higher price during peak traffic periods, usually during morning and afternoon commutes.
Congestion pricing is being considered to both manage
traffic congestion and generate revenue to help fund
The application reflects the recommendation of a 24-
member Policy Advisory Committee, which met to
evaluate the technical analysis and public input from a
Value Pricing Feasibility Analysis. The recommendation
includes a tolling program for all lanes at two locations
in the Portland Metro Area:
- I-5 from about Alberta St. to Multnomah Blvd.
- On or near George Abernethy Bridge on I-205
The application also identifies three priorities for
mitigating potential impacts of any future tolling
program, which include improved public transportation,
special provisions for low income populations and
diversion strategies to minimize negative impacts on
ODOT will present this application for OTC approval on
December 6, 2018. The application must be submitted by
December 31, 2018, as mandated by HB2017.
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Public Comment Reports
Thank you to the thousands of people who have shared their comments with the Policy Advisory Committee
and the Oregon Transportation Commission
during the community engagement activities
that occurred through July 2018. Since November 2017, we've conducted comprehensive region-wide outreach through online and in-person events and community presentations. Summaries of all engagement are posted below.