Ready for your comments: draft 2018 Regional Transportation Plan
Share your thoughts through Aug. 13 on the blueprint for the next 25 years of investment in greater Portland’s transportation system
We all use our system of throughways, roads, bridges, sidewalks, bikeways, and transit and freight routes. So, we should all get a say in how we create a transportation system that is safe, healthy, reliable and affordable. Regional leaders want to know your thoughts on the policies, supporting strategies and project lists in the draft 2018 Regional Transportation Plan.
With 500,000 more people – more than half from growing families – and 350,000 more jobs in greater Portland by 2040, we’ll see more economic activity and more people and goods traveling on the region’s transportation system than today. This means more traffic and congestion, busy buses, and more people walking and biking.
The 2018 Regional Transportation Plan will establish priorities for state, federal and regional funding and help set the stage for the new and expanded options for people and products to get where they need to go. Projects are submitted by city, county, regional and state partners and evaluated for what they will do for the people and businesses of greater Portland.
Do the investments in the project lists match your transportation priorities? What other ideas do you have on how to continue improving the region’s transportation system?
Comment now through Aug. 13
- Find out more and explore an interactive map projects at oregonmetro.gov/2018projects.
- Take 10-15 minutes to answer the online survey with a high level summary of the plan.
- Comment in person to the Metro Council at a public hearing on Aug. 2, 2018.
- Send mail to Metro Planning and Development, 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97232.
- Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan at oregonmetro.gov/rtp.