Tolling Delayed Until January 1, 2026
Last week, we received a new directive from Governor Tina Kotek to delay the implementation of tolls until January 1, 2026. We appreciate the guidance of our elected leadership that our top priority should be to set this program up right. Implementing a modern toll program, for the first time in Oregon, requires extensive planning and community engagement. We see this new timeline as an opportunity to improve our public outreach and receive increased guidance and engagement with our partners and local communities.
As you'll see in this month's news, our work continues. We are working through the implications of this updated timeline and will provide more details when we can.
Community voices shape tolling
As planning for the Oregon Toll Program continues, we're hearing questions about how toll accounts will work, and who will be able to sign up for a low-income discount. ODOT is bringing in the voice of the customer to help address these and other important questions about toll account enrollment, enforcement, and the low-income discount. Learn more about the Statewide Toll Rulemaking Advisory Committee's (STRAC) role on these topics and how we're gathering community feedback this summer.
I-205 Toll Project Environmental Assessment comment period complete
Thank you for your participation! The I-205 Toll Project closed a 60-day public comment period that spanned from February 21 to April 21, 2023. We received more than 2,600 comments from across the region!