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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Fixing Our Streets (2020-2024)

What is the proposal?

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.

The Vision: 

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 Committeerepresenting the many communities with a stake in Portland's streets and roads. 

The Tool: 

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

Click here to learn more about the proposed projects and programs to be funded by Fixing Our Streets 2020-2024.


Information about Fixing Our Streets 2020-2024 is available in the following languages in an easy to share printable PDF:

- Spanish: Español

- Vietnamese: Tiếng Việt

- Chinese: 中文

- Russian: Русский

- Romanian: Română

- Ukrainian: Україньска

- Japanese: 日本語

- Somali: Soomaali

- Arabic: عربي

- Laotian: ລາວ

- English


Supported by:

1000 Friends of Oregon logo   Business for a Better Portland   

Northwest District AssociationPROTEC17 Logo   

The Rosewood Initiative Logo   The Street Trust logo

Oregon Walks logo   Verde Logo

Professional Business Development Group logo   Neighbors for Clean Air

NAMC Oregon logo


As well as the City of Portland Bicycle and Pedestrian advisory committees.


Click here to learn about Fixing Our Streets 2016-2020.



Learn about Fixing Our Streets in Chinese

Chương trình Chỉnh trang Đường Phố: 2020-2024

Learn about Fixing Our Streets in Vietnamese

Reparación de nuestras calles: 2020-2024

Learn about Fixing Our Streets in Spanish

Dayac tirka Wadooyinkeena: 2020-2024

Learn about Fixing Our Streets in Somali

Улучшение наших улиц в 2020-2024 гг.

Learn about Fixing Our Streets in Russian

Ne îmbunătățim străzile: 2020-2024

Learn about Fixing Our Streets in Romanian

إصلاح شوارعنا: 2020-2024

Learn about Fixing Our Streets in Arabic

市内道路の補修: 2020年~2024年

Learn about Fixing Our Streets in Japanese

Fixing Our Streets: 2020-2024

Printable / downloadable two-page summary of the Fixing Our Streets proposal in English.