7:00 - 8:30pm
Multnomah Arts Center, Room 29
7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Transportation Committee usually meets the third Monday of the month. Confirm scheduled meetings on the Southwest Neighborhoods Calendar.
Contact: David Martin, email@example.com
Next Meeting: March 20, 2017
Main discussion topic on March 2oth will be the Local Transportation Infrastructure Charge/Neighborhood Streets Program. Below are the links for the LTIC/Neighborhood Streets Program—for people to review before the meeting. The community survey is linked on the second link below.
Previous Meeting Materials:
February 15, 2017
- Transportation System Development Charge (TSDC) presentation (PDF) provided by Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)
- PBOT web page compete with video and links to the online Open House. Comments on the potential projects are due by February 28.
- The TSDC projects are a subset of the Transportation Systems Plan projects--those projects that are considered "financially constrained" with a timeframe of 1-10 years. Proposed TSDC Project List
- Funded Safety and Active Transportation Investments on Barbur Boulevard
- Typical Cross Section, Capitol Highway (South end to Bertha Boulevard)
- ODOT Project Updates
- ODOT Project Comment Cards
December 2016 and January 2017 meetings were cancelled due to poor weather conditions.
November 21, 2016
Featured Presentations: Metro's SW Corridor Light Rail Project Team
September 19, 2016
Presentations from Metro's SW Corridor Light Rail Project Team and PBOT SW in Motion (SWIM)
PBOT: Portland is committed to ending traffic violence in our communities. Through the Vision Zero program, the City of Portland and their partners are working to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on Portland streets by 2025.
Portland Comprehensive Plan
Transportation Systems Plan Update
Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI) Transportation Committee has been reviewing and commenting on the draft Portland Comprehensive Plan Transportation System Plan. Over the past 2 years, SWNI has submitted several letters to the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission on the draft Goals and Policies as well as other details that have been proposed. The Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission approved the “Recommended Plan” on July 14, 2015 and transmitted the Plan to the Portland City Council on September 10, 2015.
Portland City Council is conducting final hearings on the Recommended Plan and SWNI is now evaluating the final draft and preparing final comments. The Transportation Systems Plan (Stage 1) goals and policies are included in the Recommended Plan as well as specific projects that are needed in our community.
Concurrently, the City is also working on other updates to the Comprehensive Plan that are scheduled for hearings next year. These topics include the Transportation Systems Plan Stage 2 and the Mixed Use Zone and Institutional Zone projects.
Links to documents for residents and Neighborhood Associations to help in evaluating the draft Comprehensive Plan
Comprehensive Plan Links:
BPS website on the Recommended Draft Comprehensive Plan (August 2015), Goals and Policies and Map App: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/57352
- BPS website on Recommended Plan Maps (including boundaries of proposed Centers and Corridors—scroll down to the bottom of the page for the maps of Southwest Portland): http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/68387
- PBOT website on the Transportation System Plan (TSP) Update: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/63710
SWNI Comp Plan/TSP letters to date:
- 12/27/2013 (Working Draft) (PDF 600 KB)
- 10/31/2014 (Proposed Draft) (PDF 1.14 MB)
- 1/2/2015 (Proposed Draft) (PDF 130 KB)
- 3/6/2015 (Proposed Draft) (PDF 700 KB)
Recommended Plan Maps for Southwest Portland:
Planning and Sustainability Cover Letter transmitting the Recommended Plan to Portland City Council (PDF 1.2 MB)
TSP Chapter 9 (PDF 425 KB)
Local Transportation Infrastructure Charge Project
The City of Portland has a longstanding problem of not collecting fees or requiring infrastructure improvements from new development on unpaved or under-improved streets (collectively known as "problem streets"). Instead, developers on problem street typically receive a "waiver of remonstrance," a legally-binding agreement that is passed on to the homeowner to participate in any future local improvement district (LID) for infrastructure improvements. Given the high cost of street improvements, and the low political acceptability, the City has pursued very few LIDs for local streets in recent years. Thus, the waivers of remonstrance received by developers (roughly 12,500 issued to date) are for LIDs that the City has come to accept may never materialize.
The City has decided to start a new program for addressing infill development on problem streets by charging infill developers on problem streets a Local Transportation Improvement Charge (LTIC). The technical memos on the Local Transportation Infrastructure Charge Project website provide more detail on the extent of the problem and potential solutions. Marianne Fitzgerald, SWNI volunteer, is one of the members of the Stakeholder Working Group that convened in August 2015 and regularly reports progress to the SWNI Transportation Committee. PBOT expects to present a proposal to City Council for adoption in December 2015.
Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)
Bureau Advisory Committee
SWNI volunteer Marianne Fitzgerald is a member of the Portland Bureau of Transportation Bureau Advisory Committee (TBAC). The TBAC provides advice on developing the PBOT budget during the fall and winter months.
Recently the TBAC discussed some projects that may be of interest:
- Local Gas Tax Proposal (link to Commissioner Novick’s press release)
- Legislative and Grant Funding Projections