Toll advisory committee meets Feb. 3 to discuss equitable engagement

Jan. 29, 2021

Contact: Don Hamilton, 503-704-7452

PORTLAND — The Equity and Mobility Advisory Committee for the I-205 and I-5 Toll Projects will meet 3:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3.

 At this meeting, the committee will:

  • Discuss in a workshop the ways we can measure if our engagement is successful and inclusive
  • Begin discussing how we can measure whether the toll projects meet equity and mobility goals described in the Equity Framework
  • Give feedback to Metro staff on their ongoing Regional Congestion Pricing Study

Committee members are a key link between the project and communities around the Portland metro area, including Southwest Washington. They help solicit feedback and participation from youth, older adults, Black, Indigenous, people of color, and multi-racial people, people who may speak a language other than English, and people living with a disability.

View the meeting materials (with instructions for joining the meeting) here.

We welcome public comment at each meeting. Facilitators will reserve 10 minutes to hear verbal comments and will allot up to two minutes to each speaker.

We also welcome written or verbal comments outside of meetings and will provide the comments to the committee. Please submit comments by email to oregontolling@odot.state.or.us with “Committee Public Comment” in the subject line; or, call 503-837-3536 and state “Committee Public Comment” in your message.  

If we receive your comments by 11 a.m. two business days before a meeting, we will send them to the committee in advance. All comments received after 11 a.m. two business days before the meeting will be provided to the committee at the next meeting. We will ensure that all written and verbal comments we receive prior to or at the meeting are included in the meeting summary.

About the committee: The Equity and Mobility Advisory Committee works to prioritize equity and mobility in designing the I-205 and I-5 Toll Projects. This committee is a group of individuals with professional or lived experience in equity and mobility coming together to advise the Oregon Transportation Commission and ODOT on how tolls on I-205 and I-5 freeways, in combination with other traffic demand management strategies, can include benefits for populations that have historically and currently been underrepresented or underserved by transportation projects.

For more information about the I-205 and I-5 Toll Projects, please go to www.oregontolling.org.

Meetings are open to everyone

Accommodations will be provided to people with disabilities. To request an accommodation such as materials in alternate formats, please call Hannah Williams at 503-894-4173. Or, call statewide relay at 7-1-1 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. 

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