The forum, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in Beaverton, is the final of three scheduled discussions on several of Metro's long-term planning efforts. Metro Councilors Kathryn Harrington and Craig Dirksen are scheduled to attend the forum at the Beaverton Library.
More buses. Smarter roads. Better sidewalks and bikeways. All gathered support from the morning gathering of dozens of elected officials. That support isn't surprising. The leaders were spending on a currency of moral imperative, guided by a budget they've already laid out in policies that have been adopted from city councils and county commissions from across the region.
The proposal, set which would have to be approved by the Metro Council and the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation, leaves the old Columbia River Crossing project in the region's transportation plan, which is set for a minor update this year.
Ideas for the future of transportation in the Portland region flew fast and furious last week as community leaders provided feedback on six proposals for Metro's efforts to curb tailpipe emissions in the Portland region. Those ideas came at two workshops used to gather perspectives on transportation in order to shape the region's preferred approach for reducing greenhouse gases.
After serving the Lloyd District for 20 years, the Lloyd Transportation Management Association has chosen a name more fitting of the wide variety of support it gives residents and businesses of the inner northeast neighborhood - Go Lloyd.
The Haines Street transit route was one of several – including a transit tunnel under Multnomah Village and a line through the South Waterfront – that Metro and TriMet staff are suggesting to table as possible routes for a transit line between Portland and Tualatin.
Local groups take charge of public transportation as TriMet looks for community partners.
The Columbia River Crossing may be dead, but it'll likely live on in the region's primary transportation plan, at least for another few years.
Christopher Wierzbicki currently is the deputy director of the King County Washington Road Services Division of the Department of Transportation, where he helped create a stable financial foundation and strategic plan to make the most of the county’s roads and bridges. He also helped King County’s leaders create a new Transportation Benefit District proposal.