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Agenda: January 15, 2013 Networks PEG meeting

January 15, 2013 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Avenue,Portland, Conference Room 4A

Please note the changes in the regular meeting date, time-of-day, length of meeting, and meeting location.

Introductions (1:00 p.m.)

Presenter: Jim Owens, Facilitator 

Review of Meeting Agenda, December Meeting Summary and Schedule for Upcoming Meetings (1:05 p.m.)
Presenter: Jim Owens
Description: Review of meeting agendas and schedule for upcoming meetings:

  • January 30: 3:00 – 5:30 pm –-  Review of draft Plan Update document
  • Discussion of February PEG meeting, public workshops and the attendance of PEG members at these workshops.  The schedule for the workshops is:
    • February 19; 6:00-9:00 pm;MultnomahArtsCenter
    • February 26: 5:30-8:30 pm: De La Salle North Catholic High School
    • February 28: 5:30-8:30 pm;FranklinHigh School
    • March 2: 10:00 am-1:00 pm;DavidDouglasHigh School
    • March 5; 5:00-8:00 pm; Smith Memorial Student Union,PortlandStateUniversity
    • March 9; 10:00 am-1:00 pm;BeaumontMiddle School

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Update on Working Draft (1:15 p.m.)
Presenter: Eric Engstrom, BPS 

Description: Update on the schedule, general contents, and process for PEG review of the Working Draft of the Comprehensive Plan Update. 
Note: The length and content of this agenda item is undetermined at this time; the schedule for release of documents for PEG review is expected to be determined prior to the January 15 meeting.

Frequent and High Capacity Transit

  • TriMet’s Approach to Service Enhancement  (1:45 p.m.)
    Presenters: Eric Hesse and Alan Lehto, TriMet 
  • Portland’s Approach to Implement Regional High Capacity Transit Plans (2:00 p.m.)
    Presenters: Art Pearce, PBO, and Jay Sugnet, BPS 
  • Role of High Quality Frequent Transit and Streetcar Service in Growth Management (2:15 p.m.)
    Presenters: Art Pearce, PBOT, and Eric Engstrom, BPS
  • Discussion (2:30 p.m.)
    Policy questions to be addressed include:
    • What are the roles of transit, street cars and other transportation modes in accommodating future growth in the City?
    • How can the City and TriMet better coordinate growth management planning in the context of a frequent service network and transit oriented development?
    • What are the most important corridors for transit, streetcars, and other forms of frequent service?  Do the Plan’s growth scenarios match the best opportunities for frequent service?
    • How can equity considerations best be factored into transit and streetcar planning?

Public Comment (3:10 p.m.) 

Wrap Up (3:25 p.m.)
Presenter: Jim Owens, Facilitator
Description: Summary of actions, schedule and assignments 

Adjourn (3:30 p.m.) 

For more information, please contact either Courtney Duke, PBOT at 503-823-7265 or or Jim Owens, Facilitator at 503-278-3452 or