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(JULY 23, 2013) Leah Treat, the new director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation, met with the news media on Tuesday, her second day on the job, to discuss transportation priorities and take questions. City Commissioner Steve Novick, who oversees the Transportation Bureau, introduced her to the media and also answered questions.
Commissioner Novick has made safety the bureau's top priority, Treat says.
"To me that starts with a pedestrian, because everyone is a pedestrian," she says.
"We’ve got to just recognize our challenges and build on our strengths," Commissioner Novick says.