The Transportation System Plan (TSP) is the City's long-range plan to guide transportation investments in Portland. The TSP meets state and regional planning requirements and addresses local transportation needs for cost-effective street, transit, freight, bicycle and pedestrian improvements. The plan provides transportation choices for residents, employees, visitors and firms doing business in Portland, making it more convenient to walk, bicycle, take transit and drive less to meet their daily needs. The TSP provides a balanced transportation system to support neighborhood livability and economic development.
TSP Expert Group Scope of Work
The TSP Expert Group will advise City staff on updates to the TSP. Specifically, some of their tasks will involve offering guidance in the following areas:
- Refinement of transportation project selection criteria
- Street classification map updates
- Equitable approaches to project selection and policy
- Project list priorities and financial plan
- Changes to code (Administrative rule, Title 17; Street design guidelines)
The Expert Group will meet monthly from late early December 2013 to Spring 2015. Expert Group members may decide to hold additional meetings, full or subcommittee meetings, outside of the monthly meeting time.
Member Qualifications and Skills
Community members who are interested in serving on the TSP Expert Group should consider the following qualifications or skills:
- Professional and/or volunteer experience that corresponds to transportation initiatives in the city of Portland or region.
- Experience with criteria development is preferred.
- Ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse perspectives and experience.
- Ability to commit 4 to 6 hours every month during business hours, plus preparation for monthly meetings and attendance at community involvement events.
Applications will be reviewed by Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) and Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) staff. Final appointment to the Expert Group will be made by the Director of the Bureau of Transportation.
BPS and PBOT will work to ensure diversity of members, including but not limited to, field experts, neighborhood groups, business and institutional associations, persons with disabilities, communities of color and interest groups.
To apply to be a member of the TSP Expert Group, please complete the online form by Friday, November 8, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
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