Metro funding task force votes for Tier 1 project list, sends recommendation to council

Henry Miller (Contributing Writer) by on December 26th, 2019 at 11:46 am

Metro Transportation Funding Measure Task Force members during a meeting in October.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Voters rate new taxes and fees to fund transportation projects in latest Metro poll

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 11th, 2019 at 1:43 pm

Safer crossings near schools and bike lanes poll well.
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Livability coalition to Metro: T2020 funding list ‘doesn’t go far enough’

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 30th, 2019 at 4:44 pm

The Getting There Together Coalition, a group of 50+ member organizations that was formed in 2017 to influence the Metro transportation investment package that will be sent to voters in 2020, says the recommendation by Metro staff on how to spend the first $3.1 billion in new revenue is too timid.

“If the Task Force and Metro Council really wants to see transformational impacts through this measure (to be clear: we do), the Coalition recommends turning T2020 into a transformative first step in addressing our region’s transportation needs by doubling down on the corridors where the needs are greatest, and removing from consideration projects where the needs and impact do not match the values above,” wrote the Coalition’s lead organizer Walter Robinson II in a copy of written testimony to be submitted to the Transportation Funding Task Force for their meeting Wednesday night. [Read more…]

Metro’s $3.1 billion T2020 project list would tame deadly arterials, fully build Central City bikeway plan

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 24th, 2019 at 1:16 pm

The List.

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