Update on Tolling

According to Saturday’s O, anti-toll signs are beginning to appear along 99W in Newberg. Meanwhile, motorists on 99W are going to be randomly sampled to determine origins and destinations and their attitudes toward polling.

This article also launched a thread on Blue Oregon.

Also in the news last week, Mitch Daniels, the Governor of Indiana, enthused all over the op-ed page of the New York Times about the virtues of tolling. A large part of his enthusiasm seems to be about using “other people’s money”. I’m assuming that means that their toll road attracts a lot of out-of-state traffic.

I don’t believe I’ve seen any analysis on how much of the traffic on the three toll projects ODOT is looking at comes from outside the immediate region.

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