If you had a budget, a marker in hand, and a map of the region before you, where would you draw transit lines, and how often would you want them to run? At a community planning forum in Tigard last week, TriMet and Metro asked community members this question, putting them into a transportation planner's world through a participatory planning exercise.
Representatives of the Climate Smart Communities Scenarios Project brought their latest report to the Metro Policy Advisory Committee Wednesday night, and to the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation Thursday morning. Both committees are made up of leaders from around the Portland region.
The bill, called the Update, Promote, and Develop America's Transportation Essentials Act of 2013 would raise money for transportation infrastructure by nearly doubling the federal gas tax, from 18.4 cents to 33.4 cents per gallon.
The approval of the allocation of Regional Flexible Funds for 2016-2018 was expected, but it came with a rebuke of state highway funding priorities from one Metro councilor.
A state mandate to reduce tailpipe emissions in the Portland region is looking attainable – if state leaders can help Metro find the money to make it happen.
The plans, developed through years of discussions with members of the public, community advocates and cities in the southwest part of the region, are the bones of what regional officials hope will be a robust body of development in the Southwest Corridor.
Harrington has been a steadfast supporter of the development of a regional plan for sidewalks, trails and bike lanes, now called the Regional Active Transportation Plan. For her advocacy, she'll be recognized this weekend at the Oregon Walks Weston Awards.
For the first time in 40 years, a new bridge will span the Willamette River. TriMet’s Portland-Milwaukie bridge will connect bikes, pedestrians and transit riders from east to west. There’s just one important item left to decide – what to call the bridge. TriMet needs your help. Come up with the perfect name for the region's newest bridge, and you could make history!
Oregonians asked to reduce a half million vehicle miles traveled during first statewide Drive Less Challenge
The first statewide Oregon Drive Less Challenge is kicking off this week with the goal of reducing a half million vehicle miles traveled during a 12-day stretch from October 21 through November 1, 2013.
Bike Commute Challenge participants celebrate riding more than a million miles during the rainiest September on record
Hundreds of Bike Commute Challenge participants gathered at Portland City Hall last week to celebrate more than a million miles of commutes during one of the rainiest Septembers on record. Last month, thousands of people all over Oregon tracked their two-wheeled commutes, challenging their coworkers and industry rivals and the chance to win great prizes – just for getting to work on a bike.