The Port of Hood River will hold the first of two planned public hearings related to a proposed toll increase during its regularly scheduled Port Commission meeting Tuesday, October 17, 2017 beginning at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Port conference room located at 1000 E. Port Marina Drive in Hood River.
The proposed increase is included in the fiscal year 2017-18 Adopted Budget and recommended by staff to take effect February 1, 2018. Following a brief presentation by staff, the Port Commission will hear public comment, with each speaker afforded 5 minutes of time at the podium.
The proposed increase has tiered rates, with customers of the Port’s electronic tolling “BreezeBy” system receiving a discount from the cash toll rates:
PROPOSED NEW CASH TOLL RATES
Class 0 Vehicles (Motorcycles) – $1.00
Class 1 Vehicles (Passenger Vehicles & Pickup Trucks) – $2.00
Class 2 & Above (Large Trucks, RVs, Trailers, , Busses, per axle) – $3.00
PROPOSED NEW BREEZEBY ELECTRONIC TOLL RATES
Class 0 Vehicles (Motorcycles) – $0.75
Class 1 Vehicles (Passenger Vehicles & Pickup Trucks) – $1.00
Class 2 & Above (Large Trucks, RVs, Trailers, Busses, per axle) – $2.00
The staff recommendation includes a provision that all new net revenue derived from the increase be dedicated solely to the Port’s Bridge Repair & Replacement Fund. Capital expenditures are expected to increase significantly in the next several years, with the Port’s 30-Year work plan anticipating $51 million in expenditures by 2032.
To learn more about toll rates and capital upgrades, please visit the Port website at: https://portofhoodriver.com/br…/toll-rates-capital-upgrades/
To submit public comment please use this form.