Cost of Congestion Goes Statewide

The Portland Business Alliance and Oregon Business Council have release a statewide version of the Cost of Congestion study. I haven’t found an online version yet, but according to the coverage (DJC, Trib, O), the pitch is for $350M from the legislature this session (presumably that’s just the beginning) to help fund projects that would provide travel time savings amounting to $1.7B annually.

Senate Transportation Committee Chair Rick Metsger is a little more subdued. He’s proposing a license plate fee increase that would raise about $200M.

The O jumps on the bandwagon Sunday with an editorial (“Step on it, Oregon”) that makes it clear, this is about reliable truck travel.

So when will we adopt policy that gives trucks priority over SOVs on existing facilities?

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