TSP Update Stage 1:
Policies, Projects, Programs, and Financial Plan
On July 14, 2015 the Portland Planning & Sustainability Commission voted unanimously (10 – 0) to recommend for City Council consideration a twenty year list of Major Projects, Citywide Programs, Refinement Plans and financial projections. The package includes:
- Policies: Primarily in chapter 9 of the recommended Comp Plan, transportation policies now have a greater emphasis on safety, accessibility, equity, health, and prosperity. Additional uses of the right-of-way (ROW) and street design policies are in chapters 3, 4, and 8. These policies recognize that one size does not fit all types of streets in Portland.
- Major Projects: 284 major projects (those generally over $500,000 estimated cost) that the City might be able to build with twenty years of reasonably aggressive revenues, including new local, state, and regional funding, and a list of major projects that could be funded under a more aggressive revenue assumption.
- Other Agency Projects: This is the list of major transportation projects proposed to be led and primarily funded by agencies other than the City of Portland, such as ODOT, the Port of Portland, Multnomah County, or TriMet. The source for most of these projects is the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), adopted in 2014. The City acknowledges the RTP projects on this list without agreeing or disagreeing with them. The City is proposing to initiate a collaborative evaluation of these projects and a discussion of additional projects prior to adoption of the 2018 RTP.
- Citywide Programs: 10 citywide programs for smaller projects (those generally under $500,000 estimated cost), including projects from the City’s 2030 Bike Plan and Pedestrian Master Plan.
- Refinement Plans: updates from the 2007 refinement plan list, plus studies added by the PSC, and an ODOT “hot spots” refinement plan list. New refinement plans and studies will be recommended in the next round of TSP updates in fall 2015.
- Financials: A new Finance chapter for the TSP, including “constrained” (reasonably aggressive) and “unconstrained” (more aggressive) revenue forecasts.
This package is the first set of recommended updates to the 2007 Transportation System Plan. The second set of updates will be posted for public review in fall 2015.
How do projects make it into the TSP? Learn here.