How Much for Roads and Highways in a Proposed Portland-Area Transportation Funding Measure?
"The multi-billion-dollar regional transportation measure expected to be on the 2020 ballot [in the Portland area] may dedicate 50 percent of funds toward highway and road infrastructure," reports Elise Herron.
The details of the funding structure of the bill are still a work in progress. Herron says some in "car-skeptical" Portland thinks the share of funding devoted to automobile infrastructure is too high.
Lynn Peterson, president of the regional government Metro, says polling is clear on the preference for a 50-50 split.
Rachel Mohahan reported in February on the initial efforts to place a transportation funding measure on the ballot, going into additional detail about the region's transportation funding needs.