Final Public Comment for Portland Area's $42 Billion Regional Transportation Plan

Oregon Metro's Regional Transportation Plan sets policy and project goals through 2040.
August 8, 2018, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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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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Published on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 in Bike Portland
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