Legislature in Oregon Approves Plan to Start Charging Tolls on Two Interstate Highways

7 July 2017 – The Oregon Legislature passed a transportation bill which calls for Oregon to raise $5.3 billion in new taxes and fees over the next decade to pay for major freeway expansions and improvements to mass transportation. Among other measures, the bill authorizes the Oregon Department of Transportation to use “value pricing,” a system that charges tolls based on traffic and time of day. The bill includes a controversial proposal that would introduce the first US bicycle sales tax. Read the full article on the Willamette Week’s website.