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Portland Transportation Funding: Visions & Challenges

November 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How to price transportation for a climate-healthy future, with commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty

This event is open to the public! How can Transportation Pricing lead to more walkable, safe, sustainable neighborhoods in Portland? Join our moderator Michael Schwartz of Ride Report as he dives into the concept of transportation pricing: how can we equitably and sustainably put a price tag on driving cars in order to combat the climate crisis?

Michael will be joined by Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, Shoshana Cohen from Portland Bureau of Transportation, Dr. Kate Lowe from the University of Illinois, and Sara Wright from the Oregon Environmental Council.

The forum will elevate the work of Portland’s Pricing Options for Equitable Mobility (POEM) task force and will highlight the task force’s recommendations and their need for swift implementation. Panel participants will provide context for how Portland’s vision of a resilient, efficient and equitable transportation system must be funded at all levels of government, and the discussion will empower participants to get more involved in local policy discussions on this topic.

You’re welcome to submit your questions in advance here.

Register for the event here.