ODOT planning for low-income tolling options in Portland metro area

The Oregon Department of Transportation is working on a solution for those who are less able to pay for future tolls that are coming to the Portland area.

ODOT’s proposing toll discounts for drivers with a household income equal to or below 200% percent of the federal poverty level, or roughly $55,500 annual income for a family of four.

“Our plan is to do an extensive amount of research and outreach before we bring tolling online, and we’re looking at tolling at the end of 2024, so we still have a lot of time to make sure people understand how they can register for an account and what the process will be for payment. And there’ll be many options they can pay with,” said Mandy Putney, the Director of Strategic Initiatives with ODOT’s Urban Mobility.