More details emerge on PBOT’s ‘Plan to Become an Antiracist Organization’
For an agency that once made traffic safety their number one priority, recent protests in support of Black Lives Matter have exposed a hard truth: Initiatives like Vision Zero are meaningless if they don’t address the root causes of racism, harassment and discrimination people of color face on our streets every day. To their credit, … Read more
PBOT’s street dining permit program is a test of antiracist pledge
The current number one priority at Portland’s transportation bureau is a permit program that aims to help restaurants spread into the street so they can serve more people safely. The Healthy Business program is part of a larger Safe Streets Initiative that’s altering public right-of-way to improve safety and create more space for physically-distanced commerce. … Read more
PBOT Deputy Director Millicent Williams speaks out on race and transportation
“At this juncture, either we will all be comfortable, or we’ll all be uncomfortable.”— Millicent Williams, Deputy Director of PBOT
Portland transportation bureau vows to be “more inclusive and anti-racist”
“We acknowledge that our institution has contributed immensely to the historic pain and burden you bear.”— Chris Warner, PBOT Director
Report reveals attitudes about transportation from inside and outside PBOT
A poll commissioned by the Portland Bureau of Transportation found that a large majority of Portlanders don’t think widening roads is the answer to congestion and that the agency needs simpler messaging and a clearer vision.
PBOT hopes ‘Thank You Crew’ cheerleaders will slow drivers down
Portland is desperate for anything that will shake drivers out of their speeding stupor.
Chris Warner named Director of PBOT
City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly announced today that Chris Warner has accepted her offer to be the new Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation. Warner had served as the agency’s interim director since July 2018 after previous director Leah Treat left for a job in the private sector. “Director Warner brings over twenty years of … Read more
Guest Opinion: Job description for new PBOT leader isn’t bold enough
The search is not off to a good start.
City Auditor wants to know more about how PBOT projects impact neighborhoods
More robust analysis of ancillary impacts needed.