Oregon Lawmaker Files Bill to Allow Cities and Counties to Form Districts for P3 Projects

The Oregonian reports that freshman State Rep. Rich Vial (R-Scholls) has introduced a bill (HB 3231) to allow cities and counties to form special districts for P3s to build and operate limited-access highways financed with “tolls, bonds or local taxes instead of state or federal money.” Vial’s immediate objective, the newspaper adds, is construction of “a new highway west of Interstate 5 through Washington County and up over the Columbia River.”