Interstate 5 bridge bi-state tolling subcommittee to meet March 15

NEWS – Joint Release

Washington State Transportation Commission
Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA – 98504-7308

Oregon Transportation Commission
Transportation Commission Office – 355 Capitol St. NE – Salem, OR 97301-3871

Contacts: Reema Griffith, WSTC Executive Director, 360-705-7070
Kevin Glenn, ODOT Communications Director, 503-910-5965


Public invited to attend virtual meeting, submit comments

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Interstate 5 bridge bi-state tolling subcommittee, made up of members of the Oregon Transportation Commission and Washington State Transportation Commission, will meet virtually on Friday, March 15, to continue its review and discussions around toll rates and policies for the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River. The public is invited to attend.

The subcommittee meets on the third Friday of each month. Topics to be addressed at the March meeting include:

  • Discussing operating procedures for the subcommittee
  • Examining various toll rate policy options
  • Reviewing the 2024-2025 subcommittee schedule and identifying important milestones that will lead to toll rate and policy recommendations to each state’s full commission by spring of next year.
  • Identifying dates for possible in-person meetings

The virtual meeting will take place via Zoom from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 15, and will also be streamed live on TVW. Public comment is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. Written comment may be submitted to Meeting agendas are posted on the WSTC and OTC websites.

Construction of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River is anticipated to begin by early 2026, and tolling is expected to begin in spring 2026.

Free, temporary internet access is available to those who do not have broadband service in locations throughout Washington by finding the nearest Drive-In WiFi Hotspot:

Free WiFi access in Oregon is available at these locations:

  • Peninsula Park Community Center, 700 N. Rosa Parks Way, Portland, 97217
  • Matt Dishman Community Center, 77 NE Knott Street, Portland, 97212
  • Johns Community Center, 8427 N. Central Street, Portland, 97203
  • Kenton Library, 8226 N. Denver Avenue, Portland, 97217
  • Johns Library, 7510 N. Charleston Avenue, Portland, 97203


Americans with Disabilities Act Information
Individuals requesting accommodations may request written materials in alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility accommodations, or other reasonable accommodations by contacting the Washington State Transportation Commission at 360-705-7070 or by emailing In Oregon, please contact the Oregon Transportation Commission Assistant at 503-986-3450 or email at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to make your request.

Title VI Notice to Public
It is the Washington State Transportation Commission’s policy to assure that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise discriminated against under any of its programs and activities. Any person who believes his or her Title VI protection has been violated, may file a complaint with WSDOT’s Office of Equity and Civil Rights (OECR). For additional information regarding Title VI complaint procedures and/or information regarding our non-discrimination obligations, please contact OECR’s Title VI Coordinator at (360) 705-7090.