Oregon Lawmakers’ “Massive” 10-Year Transportation Plan Envisions Tolling

Associated Press reports, “Lawmakers in Salem rolled out a massive 10-year transportation package this week that’d raise $8.2 billion from Oregonians through new taxes and fees when they visit the gas pump, buy a new car and cash-in their monthly paychecks.” The report adds that “Local commuters could also pay tolls for the first time when driving on certain highways, and Oregonians who prefer more eco-friendly methods of getting around could pay a bit more when registering their fuel-efficient cars, which would see higher fee increases than regular vehicles. . . .”