Transportation Committee


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,


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


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)


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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.


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Portland Comprehensive Plan
Transportation Systems Plan Update

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 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:

SWNI Comp Plan/TSP letters to date:

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: 

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.



01-20-16 min-TC.pdf

02-17-16 min-TC.pdf

03-21-16 min-TC.pdf

04-18-16 min-TC.pdf

05-16-16 min-TC.pdf

09-19-16 min-TC.pdf

10-17-16 min-TC.pdf

11-21-16 min-TC.pdf