Bi-State Tolling Subcommittee to Guide Tolling on Interstate 5 Bridge

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The Oregon Transportation Commission and Washington State Transportation Commission have formed a bi-state tolling subcommittee to study and assess possible toll rates and policies for the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River. The subcommittee’s first meeting is on Friday, February 23, and the public is invited to attend.

The bi-state tolling subcommittee is made up of two commissioners appointed from each state’s transportation commission. Lee Beyer and Alicia Chapman are representing Oregon on the subcommittee; James “Jim” A. Restucci and Roy Jennings are representing Washington. They will assess toll rate and policy options for the bridge. The subcommittee also will advise the full memberships of the Washington and Oregon transportation commissions and ultimately provide recommendations on toll rates and policies for each state commission’s consideration and action in late 2025.

The public is invited to attend the virtual meeting, which will take place from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23. The meeting will be streamed live on Zoom. Public comment is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. Written comment may be submitted to [email protected].

The January adoption of the bi-state tolling agreement by each state’s transportation commission set the stage for the bi-state tolling subcommittee. The subcommittee will meet virtually the third Friday of every month, and each meeting will provide an opportunity for public comment. Meeting notices and agendas will be posted on the WSTC and OTC websites prior to meetings.

Construction of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River is anticipated to begin by early 2026, and tolling is expected to begin in spring 2026. Tolling is expected to provide traffic management and vital funding for the project as well as cover ongoing maintenance costs for the bridge and tolling operations.

Free, temporary internet access is available to those who do not have broadband service in locations throughout Washington by finding the nearest Drive-In WiFi Hotspot. Free WiFi access in Oregon is available at these locations:

  • Peninsula Park Community Center, 700 N. Rosa Parks Way, Portland, 97217
  • Matt Dishman Community Center, 77 NE Knott Street, Portland, 97212
  • Johns Community Center, 8427 N. Central Street, Portland, 97203
  • Kenton Library, 8226 N. Denver Avenue, Portland, 97217
  • Johns Library, 7510 N. Charleston Avenue, Portland, 97203

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