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Tell Metro: Pick your transportation priorities in this quick survey

Friday, March 10th, 2017

People have told Metro their biggest transportation needs. We are planning for all of them – but we know we can’t afford everything we need right now. Tell leaders what is most urgently needed in the next 10 years.

What do we need most from our transportation system – now and in the future?

What can we afford and how do we pay for new projects while taking care of our existing roads, bridges, bikeways, sidewalks and transit services?

How should we measure progress toward our goals?

Through 2018, the Metro Council will continue working with local residents, businesses, governments and transportation providers to answer these questions.

Whether you walk, bike, roll, drive or use transit, take a two-question, five-minute survey to help shape the future of getting around the Portland area. This survey is open through Tuesday, March 28.

Your responses will be reported to the region’s policymakers this spring and inform work ahead to update the region’s near- and long-term investment priorities.

Take the survey here.

Looking ahead: 10 questions about the Southwest Corridor

Friday, June 10th, 2016

You’ve heard the news. Now get answers to your questions.

The Portland region’s next light rail line is in the works. And it’s going southwest, from downtown Portland to Tigard and Tualatin.

But there’s a lot more than light rail ahead for this growing part of the region. Roads, sidewalks, bikeways, bus lines and more are included in the plan.

Get a full overview of the Southwest Corridor Plan, from its roots to what happens next – and how you can be involved: oregonmetro.gov/news/looking-ahead-10-questions-about-southwest-corridor

Ex-Minneapolis mayor prods Portland region to rethink transportation

Friday, April 29th, 2016
Mayor R.T. Rybak challenged Portland-area leaders in an address at the Oregon Convention Center on April 22, 2016.(Photo: Metro)

Mayor R.T. Rybak challenged Portland-area leaders in an address at the Oregon Convention Center on April 22, 2016.
(Photo: Metro)

This article was originally submitted by Metro as a subscriber post.

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak praised and provoked Portland-area leaders at a forum last Friday, challenging them to work together to address growing transportation dilemmas facing Portland and metropolitan regions around the country.

Rybak, a three-term mayor from 2002 to 2014, spoke with humor, humility and bluntness at a regional leadership forum at the Oregon Convention Center, kicking off Metro’s 2018 update of its regional transportation plan.
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