Oregon Metro's Regional Transportation Plan sets policy and project goals through 2040.
Oregon Metro, the regional government of the Portland area in the state of Oregon, has entered the final phases of a three-year planning process for a new Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).
Jonathan Maus reports on the plan's current direction as it heads to a final round of public comment. "The RTP includes over $42 billion of investment in the regional transportation system over the next 25 years split between $27 billion for maintenance/operations and $15 billion for capital projects," according to Maus.
Maus also puts out a call to action to those who would advocate for a mobility revolution to marshal their forces during this critical portion of the process: "[A]s our region faces growing population pressure, a mobility revolution, and the impacts of climate change, it’s imperative that the projects listed in this plan reflect our highest values and priorities."
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