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ODOT Equity and Mobility Advisory Committee Meeting #28

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

About the Equity and Mobility Advisory Committee

To ensure equitable I-205 and I-5 toll projects and processes, and to help develop a framework, ODOT convened an Equity and Mobility Advisory Committee. This committee is a group of individuals with professional or lived experience in equity and mobility coming together to advise the Oregon Transportation Commission and ODOT on how tolls on the I-205 and I-5 freeways, in combination with other demand management strategies, can include benefits for populations that have been historically and are currently underrepresented or underserved by transportation projects.

In providing input to the Oregon Transportation Commission, the committee shall consider needs and opportunities for achieving community mobility and equity priorities as part of the National Environmental Policy Act process for toll implementation. Currently, ODOT is considering options for tolling locations on the I-205 and I-5 corridors. The committee will advise on the equity foundation of these toll projects, including guidelines, strategies and processes.

After two years of thoughtful, dedicated work and candid conversation, Equity and Mobility Advisory Committee (EMAC) members brought their July 2022 recommendations to the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC). Hear from these community leaders about why they are engaged in this work, their perspectives on the intersection of equity and mobility, and their ideas on how to advance an equitable toll program.

The public is welcome to join regular EMAC meetings; click here to get information about both past and upcoming meetings.

​We welcome public comment at regular meetings of the Equity and Mobility Advisory Committee. At each meeting, facilitators will reserve 10 minutes to hear verbal comments. We will allot up to two minutes to each speaker. For online Zoom meetings, when the facilitator asks for public comments, please use the “raise hand” function to indicate that you would like to speak (learn more here).

You can also submit written or verbal comments at any time. Please submit comments by email (oregontolling@odot.state.or.us) with “Committee Public Comment” in the subject line, or call 503-837-3536 and state “Committee Public Comment” in your message. If we receive your comment by 11:00 a.m. two business days before the meeting, we will send them to the committee in advance. All comments received after 11:00 a.m. two business days before the meeting will be provided to the committee at the next meeting. We will ensure that all written and verbal comments we receive prior to or at the meeting are included in the meeting summary.

For more information, contact Hannah Williams, Toll Program Community Engagement Coordinator, 503-894-4173 (cell) or Hannah.Williams@odot.state.or.us. Accommodations will be provided to people with disabilities. To request an accommodation such as materials in alternate formats, please call Hannah Williams at 503-894-4173 or call statewide relay at 7-1-1 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.  ​

In-person participants will meet at Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th Avenue, in the Billy Frank Conference Room. Virtual participants can join via Zoom webinar or by phone at 360-209-5623 (local) or 877-853-5257 (toll free). Participants can also watch the YouTube livestream (coming soon).


Natural Capital Center
721 NW 9th Ave
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