Oregonian Contrasts CRC Tolling Attitudes

We blogged about it last month, but Sunday’s O paints the stark contrast between attitudes about tolling the Columbia River Crossing on the Oregon side and on the Washington side.

Increasingly I’m hearing the buzz that the state legislatures may not be enthusiastic about putting gas tax dollars into the CRC, which would mean two primary funding sources: the Feds and TOLLS. In which case, tolling I-205 may not be just a policy move for a balanced system, it may be a financial necessity.

For my part, if the Oregon Legislature is going to finally manage a gas tax increase, I’d much rather they put it into maintenance…

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