The Oregon Transportation Commission shall establish a traffic congestion relief program.
No later than December 31, 2018, the commission shall seek approval from the Federal Highway Administration, if required by federal law, to implement value pricing as described in this section.
After seeking and receiving approval from the Federal Highway Administration, the commission shall implement value pricing to reduce traffic congestion. Value pricing may include, but is not limited to, variable time-of-day pricing. The commission shall implement value pricing in the following locations:
On Interstate 205, beginning at the Washington state line and ending where it intersects with Interstate 5 in this state.
On Interstate 5, beginning at the Washington state line and ending where it intersects with Interstate 205.
In addition to areas listed in subsection (3) of this section, the commission may implement value pricing in other areas of this state.
Notwithstanding ORS 383.009 (State Tollway Account), the revenues received from value pricing under this section shall be deposited into the Congestion Relief Fund established under ORS 383.155 (Congestion Relief Fund) for the implementation and administration of the congestion relief program established pursuant to this section, including but not limited to the Value Pricing Set-Up Project.
Subject to any restrictions in an agreement with the Federal Highway Administration or other federal law, in addition to the amounts received from value pricing under this section, the moneys in the Congestion Relief Fund shall be used to implement and administer the traffic congestion relief program.
The commission may enter into agreements with the State of Washington, or the State of Washington’s designee, relating to establishing, reviewing, adjusting and collecting tolls for the program described in this section. [2017 c.750 §120]