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 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.
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.
The Radiator, a planned five-story development of office and retail space on North Vancouver Avenue and Fremont Street, broke ground Oct.9 amidst a crowd of onlookers that included the site developer, community partners and members of the Boise neighborhood.
Two transportation projects got a boost Thursday after the Metro Council approved a land deal with the Union Pacific Corp.
Kids and parents around the world are changing their morning routines, walking or biking to school on International Walk+Bike to School Day held Wednesday, October 9. The global event, promoted in the Metro region by Oregon Safe Routes to School, encourages children, parents, teachers and community members to improve their health and their communities by getting to school on foot or by bike.
Visitors to the Oregon Convention Center will have free access to the region's transit system after Metro councilors approved a deal with TriMet on Thursday.
Metro’s Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee, or TPAC, is seeking volunteers interested in transportation issues. Three community-member appointments are open for two-year terms starting in January. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 18, 2013. The Metro Council expects to make the appointments in November.