Portland asks for up to $47 million in federal funding for key infrastructure projects

President Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), passed last year, has given Portland an opportunity to fund several key projects. While this funding will be competitive – many other agencies across the country are lining up to fix their neglected infrastructure – the Portland Bureau of Transportation thinks we stand a chance to receive … Read more

Activists want ‘Deeds not words’ as Portland adopts climate work plan

“What are the serious actions that the city is willing to take?” – Janet Weil, Extinction Rebellion PDX “Deeds not words” was the message a group of activists with Extinction Rebellion PDX had for Portland City Council at their meeting this morning where they voted to approve the city’s Climate Emergency Work Plan. The work … Read more

Not much urgency around Portland’s latest ‘Climate Emergency Work Plan’

Last week, Portland City Council moved forward on a work plan to address the climate crisis outlining the “actions Portland can and must take to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050.” This plan emerged from City Council’s 2020 Climate Emergency Declaration, which set new, ambitious emissions reductions targets and reentered Portland’s climate plan to focus on … Read more