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Guest Opinion: Stop the freeway-widening slush fund

Guest Opinion by on June 21st, 2021 at 9:17 am

“For me, true independence will come not from a driver’s license, but from Oregon building a transportation system that allows every Oregonian the chance to get around without an automobile.”
— Cassie Wilson

Cassie Wilson.
(Photo courtesy Cassie Wilson)

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Guest Opinion: Hardesty’s comments come after years of unmet promises

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 18th, 2021 at 2:11 pm

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Guest Opinion: Job description for new PBOT leader isn’t bold enough

Guest Opinion by on April 4th, 2019 at 11:14 am

Jillian Detweiler is the executive director of The Street Trust.

“The successful candidate should value all modes of transportation.”

So reads the disappointing job description for the next leader of the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

The Street Trust hoped the recruitment would elevate the exciting and pressing challenge that awaits the new PBOT Director: leading and accelerating significant improvements in alternatives to driving alone. That certainly was the consensus of transportation activists invited to meet with a City Human Resources representative who gathered stakeholder input prior to producing the job description.[Read more…]