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Manhole repair to close one lane on SW Salmon Street between SW 10th Avenue and SW 11th Avenue week of April 19th

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that a manhole repair will require a lane closure on SW Salmon Street between SW 10th Avenue and SW 11th Avenue from Saturday April 19, 2014 through Friday April 25, 2014 all hours and all days.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Diane Dulken (503)823-5552

diane.dulken@portlandoregon.gov

PortlandBureau of Transportation

Twitter @PBOTinfo

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Manhole repair to close one lane on SW Salmon Street between

SW 10th Avenue and SW 11th Avenue

week of April 19th

(April 18, 2014) – The City of Portland Bureauof Transportation advises the traveling public that a manhole repair will require a lane closure on SW Salmon Streetbetween SW 10th Avenue and SW 11th Avenue from Saturday April 19, 2014 through Friday April 25, 2014 all hours and all days.

The lane closure will allow a crew to pour a concrete base for the manhole and allow it to cure. The other lane will remain open at all times.

Local access to residences and businesses will be provided.

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Street improvements to close lanes on NE Fremont Street from NE 105th to NE 112th avenues April 23 to 29

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on NE Fremont Street between NE 105th Avenue and NE 112th Avenue from Wednesday, April 23 through Tuesday, April 29, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Diane Dulken 503-823-5552

diane.dulken@portlandoregon.gov

PortlandBureau of Transportation

Twitter @PBOTinfo

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Street improvements to close lanes on NE Fremont Street from

NE 105th to NE 112th avenues April 23 to 29

(April 18, 2014) – The City of Portland Bureauof Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on NE Fremont Streetbetween NE 105th Avenue and NE 112th Avenue from Wednesday, April 23 through Tuesday, April 29, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

The lane closures are necessary to allow crews to grind down .94 lane miles of deteriorated asphalt in preparation for repaving. Paving will occur during a window of dry weather.

One traffic lane will remain open at all times. Local access to residences and businesses will be provided.

The public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

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Mayor Hales, Commissioner Novick, Director Treat kick off town halls on transportation funding options

The Portland Bureau of Transportation reminds the public and news media to attend four upcoming town halls on transportation funding – the first to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16 at Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), 10301 NE Glisan St.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Dylan Rivera 503-823-3723

Dylan.rivera@portlandoregon.gov

PortlandBureau of Transportation

Twitter @PBOTinfo

NEWS ADVISORY:

Mayor Hales, Commissioner Novick, Director Treat
kick off town halls on transportation funding options

Town halls start in East Portland

(April 15, 2014) – The Portland Bureau of Transportation reminds the public and news media to attend four upcoming town halls on transportation funding – the first to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16 at Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), 10301 NE Glisan St.

Mayor Charlie Hales,Commissioner Novickand Transportation Director Leah Treat will welcome the public and discuss transportation needs and funding options at the Our Streets PDX town hall events:

  • Wednesday, April 16: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization,10301 NE Glisan St.
  • Thursday, April 17: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Kaiser Permanente's Town Hall,3704 N Interstate Ave.
  • Thursday, April 24: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.,Multnomah ArtsCenter, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy
  • Thursday, May 1: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.,Woodstock School,5601 SE 50th Ave.

The town hall meetings will provide an opportunity for the public to speak with transportation staff, ask questions and make comments for the Mayor, Commissioner and Director.

  • View the news release on the recent survey of Portlanders about a street fee and other funding options. It includes links to a report and slide presentation on the survey results.
  • Take the survey yourself! The public is encouraged to take the survey online.

For more information, see the project web page: www.ourstreetspdx.com.

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Dylan Rivera

Communications Manager |PortlandBureau of Transportation

t: (503) 823-3723 | c: (503) 577-7534

dylan.rivera@portlandoregon.gov

website | twitter | publicalerts

Survey shows Portland residents prefer street fee to other options for investing in transportation maintenance, safety

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Portlanders prefer a new street maintenance fee over other options for investing in longstanding maintenance and safety needs, according to a new public opinion survey that is part of the city’s efforts to gather input on transportation funding.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Dylan Rivera503-823-3723

dylan.rivera@portlandoregon.gov

PortlandBureau of Transportation

Twitter @PBOTinfo

Link to the news release, funding survey report and presentation on the survey from today’s news conference: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/487178?

NEWS RELEASE:

Survey shows Portland residents prefer street fee to other options
for investing in transportation maintenance, safety

(April 10, 2014) – Portlanders prefer a new street maintenance fee over other options for investing in longstanding maintenance and safety needs, according to a new public opinion survey that is part of the city’s efforts to gather input on transportation funding.

The 800 respondents in the telephone survey were initially divided in their support of a street maintenance and safety fee, when presented with options of $8 a month or $12 a month fees. When first asked, support for a fee ranged from 44 percent to 47 percent, while opposition ranged from 48 percent to 50 percent, according to a report on the survey results by DHM Research of Portland.

Support for paying a monthly fee increased by 5 to 7 percentage points after respondents learned about options for how it might be implemented. A strong majority of residents said that seven of the eight options would make them more likely to support a fee. The three most popular options to include with a street fee were: a combination of preventive maintenance to keep streets in good condition and adding flashing beacons and other safety features at dangerous intersections; a provision that would ensure the revenue could not be used for other purposes; and a discount for low-income households.

After respondents considered the fee implementation options, support for an $8 a month fee increased to 52 percent and support for a $12 a month fee rose to 51 percent.

“It’s clear that Portlanders are more likely to support a street fee when they learn more about what it could pay for,” said Commissioner Novick, who oversees the Portland Bureau of Transportation. “Street maintenance and safety continue to be top priorities for Portlandresidents, and they will be at the top of the list of any funding package we put before council in the coming months. Congress isn’t coming to the rescue any time soon, so we here in Portland
have to take control of our own destiny.”

Commissioner Novickand Mayor Charlie Hales have said they are committed to addressing transportation funding this year.

“We haven’t developed a funding proposal for the City Council to consider,”Commissioner Novicksaid. “The results of this survey and the comments we hear at the upcoming town hall meetings will help us create a way to address longstanding maintenance and safety needs.”

Survey respondents supported a street fee more than other revenue options.

Respondents were asked about several funding options that some Portlanders suggested at community meetings in recent months. The options included a city sales tax, a city income tax, a tax proportional to what a person pays in state or federal income taxes, and city bond paid by property taxes. Just a one-quarter to one-third of the respondents said that any of these was more preferable to street maintenance and safety fee.

The survey also affirmed results of a similar survey in January that found maintenance and safety are high priorities for Portlanders. Respondents to the March survey who strongly or somewhat support an $8 a month fee said they did so because “roads need maintenance” (39%) or because “safety is important,” “protects bicyclists” or “protecting pedestrians” (37%).

Commissioner Novick and John Horvick of DHM Research shared the findings at a news conference today in the Lovejoy Room atPortlandCity Hall.

DHM Research conducted a telephone public opinion survey of 800Portlandresidents from March 27 to April 1. The scientifically valid survey results are part of the Transportation Bureau’s effort to gather input from the public on an effort to address longstanding transportation needs.

Members of the public can take the survey themselves starting today at funding project web site www.ourstreetspdx.com.

The Transportation Bureau reminds the public and news media to attend four upcoming town halls on transportation funding. Mayor Hales,Commissioner Novickand Transportation Director Leah Treat will welcome the public and discuss transportation needs and funding options at the town hall events:

  • Wednesday, April 16: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO),10301 NE Glisan St.
  • Thursday, April 17: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Kaiser Permanente's Town Hall,3704 N Interstate Ave.
  • Thursday, April 24: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.,Multnomah ArtsCenter, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy
  • Thursday, May 1: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.,Woodstock School,5601 SE 50th Ave.

The town hall meetings will provide an opportunity for the public to speak with transportation staff, ask questions and make comments for the mayor and commissioner to consider as they explore ways to improve transportation funding.

The April 16 to May 1 town halls follow three meetings in February where Mayor Hales,Commissioner Novickand Director Treat discussed transportation needs with the public.

Mayor Hales andCommissioner Novickalso convened a Transportation Needs and Funding Advisory Committee in January to advise the commissioner on a transportation funding package. The committee helped draft the language used in the telephone surveys.

For more information, see the project web page: www.ourstreetspdx.com.

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Dylan Rivera

Communications Manager |PortlandBureau of Transportation

t: (503) 823-3723 | c: (503) 577-7534

dylan.rivera@portlandoregon.gov

website | twitter | publicalerts

SW Neighborhoods News, April 2014

E-news for neighborhoods in SW Portland - SWNI News, April 2014: Help save the SW Watershed Resource Center; Southwest Corridor Plan SWNI Community Forum, April 29; SW Watersheds Open House, April 23; Our Streets PDX Town Hall, April 24; SW Cleanup May 10

http://tinyurl.com/mb87bje

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