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PBOT releases rosters, schedules for transportation funding workgroups

The Portland Bureau of Transportation has posted the rosters and schedules of upcoming meetings for the workgroups that will advise on the Our Streets PDX transportation funding community conversation. While the meetings are open to the public, public testimony will not be taken. Comments and questions can be submitted to TUF_Administrator@portlandoregon.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Dylan Rivera

Friday Night: news media on deadline contact Cell: 503-577-7534

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Twitter @PBOTinfo

NEWS RELEASE:

PBOT releases rosters, schedules for
transportation funding workgroups

(July 11, 2014) The Portland Bureau of Transportation has posted the rosters and schedules of upcoming meetings for the workgroups that will advise on the Our Streets PDX transportation funding community conversation. While the meetings are open to the public, public testimony will not be taken. Comments and questions can be submitted to TUF_Administrator@portlandoregon.gov

Full schedules and rosters are available at www.OurStreetsPDX.com

Non-Residential, Business Stakeholder Workgroup

Businesses stakeholders will advise Mayor Hales, Commissioner Novick and PBOT on how to refine the non-residential portion of the Transportation User Fee to minimize negative impacts to the business community. This group will be chaired by Fred Miller, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Portland.

First meeting: Monday, July 14, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Portland Building, Room C

Non-residential, Non-profit and Low-income Stakeholder Workgroup

Nonprofit and government partners will advise Mayor Hales, Commissioner Novick and PBOT on how to refine the non-residential portion of the Transportation User Fee (TUF) to minimize the impacts to non-profits and public institutions. This workgroup will also advise on how low-income discounts for the transportation funding proposal and discounts for existing water and sewer ratepayers can be more easily accessed by low-income Portlanders. This group will be chaired by Ruth Adkins, Board Member for Portland Public Schools and Policy Director for Oregon Opportunity Network.

First meeting: Tuesday, July 29, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Portland Building Room C

The City Council delayed a proposed Transportation User Fee on June 4, after five months of Our Streets PDX town halls, online surveys, advisory committee meetings and a five-hour public hearing May 29. Public outreach and community engagement will continue, leading up to a City Council vote, expected in November.

For more information about the Our Streets PDX funding conversation and the proposed Transportation User Fee, see the project web page: www.ourstreetspdx.com.

See updated information on the proposed fee the council amended on May 29:

  • Updated online calculator: PBOT has updated an online calculator that estimates the monthly fee for residential and non-residential ratepayers. PBOT has updated the web calculator from the proposed $11.56 fee to the 3-year phase-in starting at $6 a month for single-family properties.
  • Transportation User Fee rate details: Details on the way the fee is calculated, to help business owners find the right information.
  • Frequently Asked Questions: This series of questions and answers will help the public learn more about why the fee was proposed and what it would pay for.
  • Email us for more information at TUF_Administrator@portlandoregon.gov
  • Talk about it on twitter, using hashtag #ourstreetspdx or see @pbotinfo

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Street rebuilding and paving to close lanes on SE 130th Avenue July 7 to Aug. 22

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SE 130th Avenue between SE Stark and SE Lincoln streets from Monday, July 7 through Friday, August 22, 2014.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Diane Dulken 503-823-5552

diane.dulken@portlandoregon.gov

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Twitter @PBOTinfo

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Street rebuilding and paving to close lanes on SE 130th Avenue July 7 to Aug. 22

(July 3, 2014) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SE 130th Avenue between SE Stark and SE Lincoln streets from Monday, July 7 through Friday, August 22, 2014.

The lane closures will allow crews to rebuild and repave 3.15 lane miles of street and upgrade four corners to provide curb ramps and ADA access.

Work will require intermittent lane closures during the weekdays between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Occasionally, when the work allows for only one lane of travel, the southbound direction on SE 130th Avenue will be closed between SE Market and SE Stark streets. The northbound direction will remain open at all times.

Detour signs will route southbound Stark Street traffic to either SE 122nd or SE 135th avenues. On-street parking on SE 130th Avenue will be restricted during the work day to facilitate construction.

The public is advised to expect delays, travel cautiously, observe traffic signing and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible to avoid congestion.

Local access to residences and businesses will be provided.

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Summer paving in east Multnomah County

Several roads maintained by Multnomah County will be repaved in July and August in a two-phase process. The first phase will repave all traffic lanes using an innovative method that recycles a road’s existing asphalt after it is combined with new bonding material. The second phase is scheduled a few weeks later and includes a final overlay to seal the asphalt and final lane striping.

This news release is available online.

NEWS RELEASE

Release: July 2, 2014

Contact: Mike Pullen, Communications Office, 503-209-4111, mike.j.pullen@multco.us

Summer paving in east Multnomah County

Several roads maintained by Multnomah County will be repaved in July and August in a two-phase process. The first phase will repave all traffic lanes using an innovative method that recycles a road’s existing asphalt after it is combined with new bonding material. The second phase is scheduled a few weeks later and includes a final overlay to seal the asphalt and final lane striping.

Most field work will take place on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Some lane and road closures will be required, but access will be maintained for local residents and emergency vehicles.

The first phase begins the week of July 7 with the following road segments:

  • NE Sandy Blvd. from cul-de-sac east of NE 238th Drive to NE 223rd Ave.
  • NE 238th Drive from NE Sandy Blvd. to NE Arata Road
  • SE Troutdale Road from SE Division Drive to SE 282nd Ave. (full closure)

The second phase is scheduled for late July and early August and will include:

  • NE Sandy Blvd. from cul-de-sac east of NE 238th Drive to NE 223rd Ave. (asphalt overlay)
  • NE 238th Drive from NE Sandy Blvd. to NE Glisan St. (asphalt overlay; full closure from Arata to Glisan only)
  • SE Troutdale Road from SE Division Drive to SE 282nd Ave. (a chip seal by a county crew; full closure)

NE 238th Drive will be closed several days and nights during the paving, to expedite the work and for safety. During the closure through traffic will detour to alternative north-south routes, such as NE 223rd Avenue and NE 257th Drive, via Halsey and Glisan/Cherry Park Road. Local access will be provided to residences and emergency vehicles at all times. A detour will also be posted for the SE Troutdale Road closure.

Gallagher Asphalt Corporation and Lakeside Industries are the contractors for the project, which is funded by Multnomah County. Schedules are weather permitting and subject to change. For information, visit www.multco.us/roads or call 503-988-5050.

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