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Portland Bureau of Transportation

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1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Public Engagement and Events

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City Council Public Hearing, June 20, 2 PM

City Council will hold a Public Hearing to recommend adoption of the ETC Plan. They welcome public testimony.

June 20 at 2 PM, Time Certain

Council Chambers, City Hall 1221 SW 4th Ave

 

Let your City Council hear from you!

  • Did you participate in the ETC Planning process?
  • Do you notice meaningful recommendations in the Plan?
  • Are there components of the Plan that you particularly support?
  • Is there anything you'd like to take the opportunity to elaborate upon to your political decision-makers?
  • What else would you like them to know?

We encourage you to help City Council to see the people behind the plan and who could benefit from it! 

This is your opportunity to tell them about your community, the needs you see, and if this Plan addresses any of them.

 

How to provide testimony to City Council

Testimony is taken on Reports, Resolutions and Ordinances (first reading).  To testify, sign up on a testimony sheet as you enter Council Chambers on the day of the meeting.  Individuals have 3 minutes to testify, unless otherwise stated at the meeting. Testimony is not taken on Communications, Second Readings, Proclamations or Presentations in accordance with Code 3.02.040 F. and G.

Written testimony may be emailed or mailed to the Council Clerk prior to the meeting.

Clerk Email: karla.moore-love@portlandoregon.gov

Council Clerk Testimony: cctestimony@portlandoregon.gov

Please copy: etcplan@portlandoregon.gov

US Mail: Council Clerk, 1221 SW Fourth Ave., Room 130, Portland OR 97204

 

For full details, see Testimony Policies and procedures. 

http://www.portlandonline.com/auditor/index.cfm?&a=63123&c=34447

 

June 2018:   Submit Enhanced Transit candidate locations to the Regional ETC pilot program

 

Past Events:

 

Planning and Sustainability Commission Briefing presentation on April 10, 2018

 

Online Open House and Survey

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback in February and March in-person, through our online survey or email!!

We received 71 online survey responses. We are reviewed and tallied all the survey responses and the other feedback received to help inform our revisions of the draft plan to produce the final recommended ETC Plan.

Online open house sign

ETC Plan Final Public Open House - February 19, 2018

Thank you to all who attended our February Open House! 

If you missed our open house on Feb. 19, review our presentation boards HERE.

Review the presentation slides HERE.

People watching the presentation at open house

If you were unable to attend the open house, you are still welcome to view the materials on line:

  • Station 1-5 Display Boards here 
  • Presentation slides here

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was our last open house to learn and provide feedback on the Draft ETC plan recommendations, framework for an on-going transit program and opportunities to potentially advance projects through the new Regional ETC pilot program. Event info below. A Summary of the feedback we received is coming soon in March.

When: Monday, February 19, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Location: Montavilla United Methodist Church, 232 SE 80TH AVE PORTLAND, OR 97215

Arriving by transit? Nearby transit lines: 15, 20 and 72

Presentation at 6 PM. Otherwise, you are welcome to drop in anytime to review materials at your own pace. Light refreshments to be provided.

To request language interpretation, please call 503-823-6177.

Para solicitar intérprete, por favor llame al 503-823-6177.

如需语言翻译,请打503-823-6177。

Если вам необходимы услуги переводчика, звоните по телефону 503-823-6177.

Muốn yêu cầu thông dịch viên, vui lòng gọi số 503-823-6177.

 

City Council public hearing on Vision Zero and Transit

Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 2 PM Time Certain.

Thank you for all the public testimony!

This was a joint public hearing with the PBOT Vision Zero Action Plan team. We coordinated transit and safety improvements, presentations and recommendations. View the staff presentation slides here. This hearing included:

Vision Zero: Recommend amending the City Vision Zero Action Plan, Saving Lives with Safe Streets, to incorporate the Vision Zero Project List.

Transit:

    • Provide mid-point briefing on the ETC Plan initial findings.
    • Seek recommendation to continue developing new and expanded strategies to improve transit service and increase transit ridership on the TriMet Frequent Service Network by developing an Enhanced Transit Program.
    • Seek endorsement of a broader proposed transit vision.
    • Seek endorsement of a candidate list projects to consider for the Regional Transit Strategy and RTP update.

 

May-June 2017 public engagement: PBOT staff has been leading public outreach efforts to build awareness around the ETC planning process and to get feedback on our initial methodology for prioritizing where to make improvements and staff recommendations for moving forward.

June 13 Planning & Sustainability Commission Briefing

June 21 ETC Plan Open house: Learn more below and view presentation materials online.

Other groups visited:

    1. Transportation Justice Alliance (5/24)
    2. Portland Bus Lane Project (5/25)
    3. Portland Freight Committee (6/1)
    4. Fixing Our Streets Oversight Committee (6/8)
    5. Portland Commission on Disabilities ABE subcommittee (6/9)
    6. TriMet Transit Equity Advisory Committee (6/15)
    7. Portland Pedestrian Advisory Committee (6/20)
    8. Metro Regional Transit Working Group (6/27)
    9. EPAP General Meeting (6/28)

 

ETC Plan Public Open House #1

Thank you to all who attended our June 21 Open House! If you were unable to attend the open house, you are still welcome to view the materials online and provide us feedback below.

To request language translation or interpretation, please call 503-823-6177.

Para solicitar intérprete, por favor llame al 503-823-6177.

Если вам необходимы услуги переводчика, звоните по телефону 503-823-6177.

Muốn yêu cầu thông dịch viên, vui lòng gọi số 503-823-6177.

The purpose of Open House #1 is to build awareness around the ETC planning process and to get your feedback on our initial methodology for prioritizing where to make improvements and staff recommendations for moving forward. This includes staff recommended candidate transit projects to submit for the Metro Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Update Call for Projects. We also have staff recommendations on corridors to select for a closer look over this summer and test the ETC toolbox. This will enable us to learn from applying the toolbox in different contexts and start developing conceptual investment plans.

Please review the materials presented at the June 21 open house, including the presentation slides and the boards organized into stations below.

We welcome your feedback! Generally, we are asking the following questions of community members:

  1. Do you support our initial methodology criteria and measures?
  2. Are there other measures we should consider?
  3. Do you support the PBOT staff recommendations for where to take a closer look over the summer to test applying the ETC toolbox and develop conceptual investment plans?
  4. Do you support the PBOT staff recommendations for candidate transit projects to consider for the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Call for Projects?

You can email us directly with your feedback and responses to these questions. Or you can download the two comment cards focused on these questions, complete them and send them by email. The comment cards are in MS Word.

Email us at: ETCplan@portlandoregon.gov.

Stations and Materials

Station 1: Welcome, process and timeline

Station 2: Introduce candidate corridors and existing conditions

Station 3: Initial Methodology and Evaluation Results

View the full ETC Existing Conditions and Methodology Memo and Appendix

Download Comment Card for Input Station A

Station 4: Toolbox

View the full ETC Capital/Operational Toolbox

Station 5: Staff recommendations

Download Comment Card for Input Station B

 

Event Details:

When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, from 5 PM - 7 PM.

Location: Metro Regional Center, 600 NE Grand Ave, in the Metro Council Chambers

Presentation at 5:30 PM. Otherwise, you are welcome to drop in anytime to review materials at your own pace. 

Arriving by transit? Nearby transit lines: Bus line 6, Streetcar Loop, MAX Red Line, Blue Line and Green Line. 

Light refreshments to be provided.