ODOT plans open house on highway tolls

first_imgVancouver – The Oregon Department of Transportation plans to hold a fifth public open house in Vancouver to discuss the use of strategic tolls on Interstates 5 and 205 in the Portland metro-area.ODOT claims congestion pricing, a tolling subset, will help improve travel times and trip reliability on the region’s interstates. For example, congestion pricing systems charge higher prices for driving on a road when demand is greater, in the morning and evening rush hours, for example.The toll open house will be held 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday April 30 at Marshall/Luepke Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver.Additionally, other open houses will be held in the metro area next week, prior to the Vancouver event.10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 14, at Ron Russell Middle School, 3955 S.E. 112th, Portland.5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday April 18, Tigard Public Works Auditorium, 8777 S.W. Burnham St., Tigard.9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday April 21, Embassy Suites Airport, Pine Room, 7900 N.E. 82nd, Portland.Also, an online open house is now available through April 30 at www.openhouse.oregondot.org/congestion.last_img

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