Transportation Committee

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7:00 - 8:30pm
Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy. Room 29

Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Transportation Committee usually meets the third Monday of the month. Confirm scheduled meetings on the Southwest Neighborhoods Calendar.

Contact: David Martin,


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.

ODOT Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

STIP is Oregon’s four‐year transportation improvement program. The STIP encompasses funding for all transportation projects on the federal, state, city and county transportation systems. The STIP includes multimodal projects (highway, passenger rail, freight, public transit, bicycle and pedestrian), as well as projects in the National Parks, National Forests, and on Tribal lands. The STIP must include any transportation project that utilizes federal funds and any regionally significant projects funded by the state

-SWNI STIP Letter to ODOT-     -Comment Card-

-What is the STIP-     -ODOT Project Update-     -Funded Safety and Active Transportation Investments on Barbur Boulevard-        -ODOT’s Barbur Road Safety Audit: Typical Cross Section-          

sw street condPrevious Meeting Materials:

February 15, 2017


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


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Vision Zero

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.

The Vision Zero Task Force has overseen the creation of a draft Vision Zero Action Plan with specific steps to make streets safe.

Portland Comprehensive Plan: Transportation Systems Plan Stage 2-adopted

TSP Major Projects List

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 has Adopted the Transportation System Plan Stage 2 in December 2016

Comprehensive Plan Links:

SWNI Comp Plan/TSP letters to date:

Recommended Plan Maps for Southwest Portland:

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: 

PBOT has also developed a two-year action plan called Portland Progress. PBOT has begun tracking progress toward meeting the goals in the Plan.  More information on the Portland Progress Dashboard.



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