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The City of Portland, Oregon

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Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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PBOT Transportation System Development Charge Update

Transportation System Development Charge Update is Now Complete

PBOT has been working since April 2016 to update its Transportation System Development Charge (TSDC) program. A TSDC is a one-time fee assessed to new development to help fund the cost of capital improvements to serve a growing population. Under state law, the fees collected may only be used to fund capacity-enhancing projects for future users.

City ScenePBOT has now completed the update, which consists of three primary elements:

  1. TSDC methodology,
  2. Capital project list and
  3. rate schedule.

The update process has included robust community outreach effort to provide input on each program element. We invite you to review the updated methodology and capital project list contained in the 2017 Transportation System Development Charge Rate Study, which may be found here. Hard copies are available to those who need them 1120 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204. 

Public Hearing Set for July 26, 2017

A public hearing on the TSDC update has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 2 p.m. in Council Chambers, 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, Oregon.

Portland City Council Hearing
Transportation System Development Charge Update
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Council Chambers City Hall located at 1221 SW 4th Avenue

The proposal to City Council will include adoption of the TSDC Rate Study and project list, establishment of TSDC rates, and updates to City Code 17.15, Transportation System Development Charges.

The hearing will be at Council Chambers City Hall. Metered and pay parking is available in the vicinity. MAX, the Portland Streetcar and many buses serve this building; call Tri-Met at 503 238 7433 or go to their web site at for routes and times. To testify at the hearing, the City Auditor’s Office places a sign-up sheet outside Council Chambers one-half hour before the scheduled meeting. Written material for distribution to Council members may also be submitted. Email written testimony to or mail written testimony to the Council Clerk at 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 130, Portland, OR 97204. Written testimony should be received the day before the time of the hearing and must include your name and address. 

For more information, contact Anne Hill, Project Manager at the Portland Bureau of Transportation 503-823-7239 or or visit the Portland Bureau of Transportation's TSDC update website.