The $8.2 billion 'blueprint' will require hearings, focusing on an array of unpopular spending options.

FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Several big-ticket items in and around the westside could be funded under a blueprint proposed in Salem.SALEM — Legislators on Monday announced a blueprint for raising $8.2 billion over the next decade to pay for projects to relieve congestion and maintain roads and bridges.

The plan represents the first comprehensive framework for crafting a transportation package this year.

"We are running the most transparent transportation process I think this building has ever seen, so now it's time for public input," said House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland. "We still have plenty of time to work out the details, but this is an important turning point in terms of having specifics out there for people to respond to."

The money for the plan would come from a combination of hikes in the gas tax and registration and license fees, tolls and new taxes on payroll and purchases of new vehicles and bicycles.PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Left to right, Sens. Brian Boquist, R-Dallas, and Lee Beyer, D-Springfield, talk at the Oregon Capitol Monday, May 8, 2017, before their presentation on a transportation package lawmakers will consider this session.

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