December 6, 2006
Panel Discussion: Is Tolling In Our Future?
The Cascadia Center/Discovery Institute
Hosted by Identity Clark County and the Portland Business Alliance
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
EB Hamilton Hall at the Historic Reserve
Discovery Institute's Cascadia Center is pleased to co-sponsor with Microsoft another forum as part of our Transportation & Technology Series--this time in Vancouver, WA. The forum is hosted by Identity Clark County and the Portland Business Alliance.
Local and national tolling experts will join a panel of local leaders on national and worldwide tolling trends and practices, and explore the future of tolling in the Northwest. Featured speakers include:
Kamran Khan, Wilbur Smith, Chicago
Jack Opiola, Booz Allen Hamilton, London
Kary Witt, Golden Gate Bridge Authority, San Francisco
Harold Worrall, Fmr. Dir. Orlando-Orange County Expressway, Florida
Don Forbes, HNTB, Salt Lake City
Fred Cummings, TransLink, Golden Ears Bridge Project, Vancouver, BC
The event will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, at the EB Hamilton Hall, located in the former Red Cross building at the Historic Reserve, 605 Barnes Road, Vancouver, WA.
The forum is free and open to the public. A no-host reception will follow.
To register, please contact Kathy Davis at 360.695.4116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Space is limited - RSVP now!
December 6, 2006 9:54 AM
Jim Mayer Says:
It's an odd news coincidence that this tolling forum is taking place on the same day that Macquarie presents its report to the Oregon Transportation Commission on the feasibility of tolling the Newberg-Dundee Bypass. We don't know what the report will say, but my suspicion is it will discuss the financial projections for various options, without totally closing the door on the project. However, I would be surprised if any of the options that make financial sense for the company's investors will be politically acceptable.
December 7, 2006 3:52 PM
brad meacham Says:
I've written about the prospects for tolls in the Seattle and Vancouver areas at www.cascadiareport.com. What's on the table in the Portland area? I hope the forum addresses the impact of tolling on development patterns and the use of transit.