Toll Equity and Mobility Advisory Committee meets July 28 to advance neighborhood health strategies

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Toll Equity and Mobility Advisory Committee meets July 28 to advance neighborhood health strategies

July 22, 2021

For more information, contact Tia Williams, 971-378-4295

The Equity and Mobility Advisory Committee for the I-205 Toll Project and the Regional Mobility Pricing Project will meet Wednesday, July 28, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

 At this meeting:

  • EMAC will identify preferred options for neighborhood health and safety policies and strategies.
  • ODOT will learn from EMAC about what support is needed to help them develop recommendations to the Oregon Transportation Commission on transit and multimodal transportation options, neighborhood health and safety, and to address impacts to people experiencing low incomes.
  • EMAC and ODOT will talk about what they are hearing from the community. 

Committee members are a key link between the project and communities around the Portland metro area, including Southwest Washington. They help solicit feedback and participation from youth, older adults, Black, Indigenous, people of color, and multi-racial people, people who may speak a language other than English, and people living with a disability.

View instructions for joining the meeting here.

We welcome public comment at each meeting. Facilitators will reserve 10 minutes to hear verbal comments and will allot up to two minutes to each speaker.

We also welcome written or verbal comments outside of meetings and will provide the comments to the committee. Please submit comments by email to 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 a 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.

About the committee: The Equity and Mobility Advisory Committee works to prioritize equity and mobility in designing the I-205 Toll Project and Regional Mobility Pricing Project. 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 I-205 and I-5 freeways, in combination with other traffic demand management strategies, can include benefits for populations that have historically and currently been underrepresented or underserved by transportation projects. 

For more information about the toll projects, please go to

Meetings are open to everyone

Accommodations will be provided to people with disabilities. EMAC meetings will be live captioned in English. 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. 

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Если вы хотите чтобы информация об этом проекте была переведена на русский язык, пожалуйста, звоните по телефону 503-731-4128.