The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has launched an online survey seeking public comment on five preliminary alternatives for tolls on I-205 between Stafford Road and OR 213 to raise revenue and improve travel reliability.
This is part of a federally-required environmental review process and 45-day period for public comments; the first steps that will lead to selection of a toll system in the corridor.
Each of the five alternatives would toll all lanes for this corridor of I-205 and are one tool ODOT will use to improve the transportation system.
Tolls would vary by time of day and would be collected electronically without requiring drivers to stop.
A transponder, a small sticker placed on the inside of the windshield, would be connected to a pre-paid account, which tolls would be drawn from when it is read.
If a vehicle driving on a toll road doesn’t have a transponder, a camera would capture the car’s license plate and the registered owner would be billed.
The 17-question survey is available through Wednesday, September 16. Questions include those that gauge how tolls will affect individuals, the purpose and need for the project, the project’s draft goals and the five alternatives.
Background on the project and a link to the survey at bit.ly/I-205Tolls.