Former PBOT director Tom Miller back in City Hall as mayor’s livability director

The latest shakeup to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s staff includes another name that will be familiar to many of you: Tom Miller. After adding former mayor Sam Adams to his team back in January, Wheeler has now brought on Adams’ former chief of staff. Miller was Adams’ most trusted advisor during his ascent in local … Read more

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Mayor Hales asks PBOT Director Tom Miller to resign – Updated

Tom Miller speaking at a conference in Salem back in April.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) The Willamette Week reported on New Year’s Eve that Mayor Charlie Hales has asked Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) Director Tom Miller for his resignation. According to the Willamette Week, the resignation letter is due on February 4th, which is the … Read more

PBOT Director Tom Miller was offered City of Tucson transportation director job

PBOT Director Tom Miller at the Oregon Active Transportation Summit in April 2012.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) The bike blog is reporting that current Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Tom Miller applied for a job to lead the City of Tucson, Arizona’s transportation department. According to publisher Michael McKisson, Miller beat out all the other … Read more

At Summit, PBOT Director announces new 10% bike mode split goal

Director of PBOT, Tom Miller, at the Oregon Active Transportation Summit. During a speech at the Oregon Active Transportation Summit in Salem yesterday, PBOT Director Tom Miller got advocates up to speed on the funding crisis at the agency and organizational changes they’ve made that could reap benefits for bicycling. In addition, Miller made the … Read more

Mayoral candidates say they’d fire PBOT Director: Tom Miller responds – UPDATED

Tom Miller in May 2011.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) According to The Oregonian’s City Hall reporter Beth Slovic, PBOT Director Tom Miller is not likely to keep his job if Charlie Hales or Eileen Brady win the mayoral election. Both candidates made their intention to make the change in separate interviews with The Oregonian this week: … Read more

PBOT unveils major reforms to address budget crisis

Map shows PBOT’s new “streets of citywide significance”.– Download PDF- The Portland Bureau of Transportation has released an update on their 2012-2013 budget situation. As we suspected, a major shrinking of their budget has resulted in a restructuring of how the bureau will prioritize spending. In other big news, PBOT Director Tom Miller has unveiled … Read more

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PBOT Director Tom Miller lays out perspectives on politics, bicycling

Miller addressed the BAC on Tuesday.(Photo: Patrick Croasdaile) Tom Miller, the former Chief of Staff for Portland Mayor Sam Adams who was appointed Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) back in January, formally introduced himself to the Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee (PBAC) on Tuesday night. His words offered a striking contrast from his … Read more