CRC faces toll questions

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Thursday, November 07, 2013

The proposed Columbia River Crossing tolling plan faces hurdles.

It's unclear to what extent Oregon can pursue collections efforts against Washington drivers who don't pay. Under existing Washington law, Oregon's toll enforcers would not be able to reach into Washington and wield their most powerful collection tool – blocking drivers' attempts to renew vehicle registrations.

In a Nov. 4 letter, Matt Garrett, Oregon Department of Transportation director, acknowledged the thorny legal issues but offered little in the way of answers. Developing an acceptable tolling plan "may require legislative action and/or rulemaking by one or both states," Garrett wrote.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

 

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