System transponders enable discounted tolls for both toll bridges in the Gorge
Port of Hood River’s BreezeBy electronic
tolling system has been operational at the Bridge of the Gods in Cascade Locks
since January 6.
Bridge users who have signed up for BreezeBy
will pay only $1.25 per crossing at the Bridge of the Gods, and $1.00 at the
Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge, versus $2.00 cash tolls at both
bridges. (Toll rates depend on vehicle class, with larger class vehicle tolls
determined by the number of axles.)
BreezeBy transponders can now be used for payment on the Bridge of the Gods in Cascade Locks.
Current Port of Hood River BreezeBy customers
don’t need to do anything to be able to use their transponders on the Bridge of
the Gods. BreezeBy customer account statements will depict which bridge was
crossed for each charge to the account balance.
In Cascade Locks, BreezeBy transponders replace
the Port of Cascade Locks “Local Stickers” and coupon books that have
traditionally provided local commuters with discounted tolls. After February 3,
coupons are no longer valid for toll payment on the Bridge of the Gods, but
customers can convert unused bridge coupon value to BreezeBy account credit at
either Port office during regular business hours.
This photo illustrates the proper installation location for BreezeBy transponders.
New BreezeBy customers can open an account
online and receive their transponders in the mail. There are no fees to open an
account, and each account receives one transponder for free; each additional
transponder costs $5.00.
New accounts can be created online at
portofcascadelocks.org or portofhoodriver.com. There is no required personal
identification to open an account, but each transponder is linked to a specific
vehicle so the make, model, color, year, and license plate number is required.
New customers should expect to receive their new transponders in the mail
within 3-4 business days, depending on the volume of orders. New customers can also open accounts at
either Port office during regular business hours. New accounts cannot be
created at the toll booths, however, due to traffic flow and safety concerns.
The “BreezeBy” system was first implemented for
the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge in 2006, establishing the first
electronic tolling system in Oregon. The system utilizes prepaid funds and
transponders to facilitate faster commutes through the toll plaza and provide
For more information, contact the Port of
Cascade Locks via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Port
office at office at 427 Portage Road in Cascade Locks. Questions can also be
directed to the Port of Hood River via email to email@example.com, or visit the
Port office at 1000 E. Port Marina Drive in Hood River.