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In May 2016, Portland voters put their trust in the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) when they approved Measure 26-173, a new 10-cent fuel tax for repairing our streets and making them safer. This was the first local funding source in the city’s history dedicated exclusively to the Portland’s transportation needs. That same month, Portland City Council passed a Heavy Vehicle Use Tax on companies operating trucks over 13 tons, so that companies paid their fair share for road repair, too.
Under the banner “Fixing Our Streets”—PBOT manages every project funded by these taxes and has been working hard to deliver for Portland. Although Fixing Our Streets funds comprise less than 5% of PBOT’s annual budget, these dollars allow PBOT to leverage their investments and accelerate the work it already does to maintain a safe and reliable transportation system for everyone. This is especially important as we build for a growing city.
Build on the demonstrated success of Fixing Our Streets and seek an additional $74.5 million for targeted investment in paving, traffic signals, sidewalks, street lighting, as well as better and safer access to schools, transit, and community services for Portland’s kids, seniors, and families. Spending from the program will be overseen by a Fixing Our Streets Oversight Committee representing the many communities with a stake in Portland's streets and roads.
A renewal of the temporary 10-cent fuel tax that sunsets after four years. Voters will have the opportunity to vote on renewing Fixing Our Streets during the May 2020 election.
Information about Fixing Our Streets 2020-2024 is available in the following languages in an easy to share printable PDF:
Click here to learn about Fixing Our Streets 2016-2020.
An overview of the proposed Fixing Our Streets (2020-2024) program.
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Printable / downloadable two-page summary of the Fixing Our Streets proposal in English.