Mayor Adams’ transportation director takes job with private consulting firm

Ciarlo riding in the 2009 Grand Floral Parade.(Photos © J. Maus) Catherine Ciarlo, who has served as Mayor Sam Adams’ transportation policy director since 2008, has taken a job with private consulting firm CH2M Hill. The Mayor’s office is expected to make the announcement any day now. CH2M Hill is an engineering and construction consulting … Read more

Checking in with the Mayor’s transportation policy czar

Catherine Ciarlo with Mayor Adams(Photos © J. Maus) Yesterday I met with Mayor Sam Adams’ Transportation Policy Director Catherine Ciarlo. Ciarlo was the executive director of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) from 1998-2005 and is a former member of the Portland Planning Commission. In a rapid-fire conversation that lasted just about an hour, we touched … Read more

Mayor Adams’ office releases 100 day plan update video

Mayor Adams’ Transportation Policy Director Catherine Ciarlo in screenshot from new video.-Watch it below- Mayors Sam Adams’ office has just released a video address giving an update to Portlanders on his 100 day action plan as it pertains to his transportation agenda. The video (watch it below) is in the form of a monologue from … Read more

Former BTA director will be mayor’s transportation policy advisor

Catherine Ciarlo(Photo courtesy Catherine Ciarlo) Catherine Ciarlo, who was formerly the executive director of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) and currently serves on the Portland Planning Commission, has been hired to be the transportation policy advisor for Mayor-elect Sam Adams. Ciarlo led the BTA from 1998-2005. In addition to her role on the Planning Commission, … Read more

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Former BTA Director will take seat on Planning Commission

Catherine Ciarlo.(Photo courtesy Catherine Ciarlo) This Wednesday, City Council will appoint two new members to the Portland Planning Commission. One of those seats will go to former Executive Director of the Bicycle Transporation Alliance, Catherine Ciarlo. Ciarlo — who is also on the board of the Coalition for a Livable Future Cycle Oregon — led … Read more