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WA State Trumpers scuttled a needed I-5 bridge replacement several years ago because they objected to tolls and the fact that a mass transit line would connect downtown Vancouver to Portland.

Now Trumpers are getting the tolls without the new bridge.

Governor signs transportation funding bill
http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/369849-253057-governor-...

The eight-year transportation plan includes staggered hikes in the gas tax, increases to registration and title fees, and new taxes on payroll, new vehicle purchases and bicycles priced more than $200. The package also calls for congestion-priced tolling at some of Portland's bottlenecks, which could include certain lanes on Interstate 5 and Interstate 205, to pay for congestion-busting projects.

Among major projects specified in the plan are congestion relief on Highway 217, widening northbound I-205 from Powell Boulevard to Interstate 84 and initial investment in adding new lanes to I-5 through Portland's Rose Quarter.

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