Transportation fee hike heads out of committee

SALEM — Lawmakers are expected to move out of committee a $300 million transportation package funded by increases in the gas tax and registration, title and license plate fees.

Legislators who detailed the proposal today estimate the increased fees will mean the typical Oregon household pays an additional $121.50 a year, or about $10 a month.

The revenues will go toward modernizing and repairing Oregon's aging transportation infrastructure. Lawmakers estimate those projects will sustain 4,600 jobs each year, or about 40,000 total over the next decade.

A joint committee is set to vote on the package this afternoon.

— The Associated Press

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