Transportation Committee

Next Meeting

Monday, December 17th, 2018 
7:00 - 9:00pm
Multnomah Arts Center, Room 7
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.

Meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome.

Transportation Committee meetings Meeting materials
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2018 TC Meetings Meeting Materials

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John Tappero,
Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Land Use and Transportation
phone: (503) 823-4592

David Martin,
SWNI Transportation Committee Chair

SWNI Transportation Committee members group:


South West Corridor Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) 

There are several upcoming opportunities to learn more about the initial route proposal and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).


  • Information hour at the Hillsdale Library Thursday June 21 – staff will be at the library with a copy of the DEIS between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. to answer questions.
  • Open house at Marquam Elementary School Tuesday June 26 – visit anytime between 6 and 8:30 p.m. to learn about the light rail route options and comment. 
    Free childcare, snacks and a raffle for tickets to the Oregon zoo and other fun prizes! No presentation planned; materials will be available for viewing.
  • More events are planned in July, including another open house (7/12) and public hearing (7/19) in Tigard. Find a complete list at


Comment now

Share your comments on the DEIS or upload a letter through an online form. You can also comment by email to swcorridordeis@oregonmetro.govor mail to Southwest Corridor, 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97232.

Summer 2018 ODOT I-5 Paving Project, Interstate Bridge to Moda Center

Here you will find the project flyer that provides details about the summer construction on I-5 in North Portland and at the I-5/I-84 Banfield interchange ramps. There will be three different two-week periods in July and August where one of the Banfield interchange.

20 is plenty

People across Portland have placed bright orange "20 is plenty" signs in their yards to promote the city's new 20 mph speed limit on residential streets

PBOT has distributed thousands of the yard signs free-of-charge since February at pick-up locations across Portland. Yard signs are still available (up to 5 per person) at PBOT's office on the fifth floor of the "6th & Main/Congress Center" building, 1001 SW 5th Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
In addition to providing yard signs, PBOT is continuing to install new 20 mph speed limit signs to raise awareness of the change.

Click on the following for more information on PBOTs Vision Zero: Residential speed limit reduction

SW Corridor Light Rail Plan-Metro

March 12th 2018 Metro Steering Committee presentation-project update

2018 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)-Metro

The Regional Transportation Plan is a blueprint to guide investments for all forms of travel – motor vehicle, transit, bicycle and walking – and the movement of goods and freight throughout the Portland metropolitan region. The plan identifies current and future transportation needs, investments needed to meet those needs and what funds the region expects to have available over the next 25 years to make those investments a reality. 

Metro RTP presentation 12/18/2017 SWNI Transportation Committee meeting
Metro RTP site
Metro RTP Survey
Metro RTP Interactive map of projects submitted for public review
Metro Draft 2018 RTP Project list (all projects)

Southwest in Motion, (SWIM)

Southwest In Motion is a short-term refinementprioritization and implementation strategy for planned active transportation investments in Southwest Portland. The final plan will identify a realistic 5-year active transportation action plan that provides basic walking and bicycling connectivity as well as access to transit improvements, where they are needed most.

Plan elements

  • Coordination with active planning efforts, such as PedPDX, Portland's Citywide Pedestrian Plan, and Safe Routes To School Strategy and Project Planning.
  • Coordination of past active transportation plans, networks and future projects. This includes the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030, Southwest Urban Trails Plan and other citywide and neighborhood plans.
  • Project list refinement. Changes to the project list may be needed to enhance network effectiveness and implementation feasibility.
  • Evaluation and prioritization of the project list. The result will be a recommended set of short-term projects intended to enhance active transportation options across the Southwest district.
  • Implementation planning. Strategic coordination between the recommended project lists and appropriate funding opportunities will support successful implementation of the plan.

SWIM Presentation, November 20th 2017, Transportation Committee meeting. 

SWIM Presentation

SWIM Project page


Neighborhood Streets Program

PBOT-In Spring 2016 the City adopted the Local Transportation Infrastructure Charge (LTIC), a charge on new infill development occurring on these streets in single-dwelling residential zones. Based on community input, the Neighborhood Streets program framework has been developed to include additional program elements to further address deficient neighborhood streets infrastructure.  Proposed elements are:

  1. Ongoing maintenance of gravel streets
  2. Neighborhood collector enhancements
  3. Residential Local Investment District (LID) enhancements


-View a citywide map of Unimproved Residential Side Streets

-Neighborhood Streets Program- Oct 2017 Powerpoint

-Neighborhood Streets Framework and LTIC -Oct 2017 Document

For more information, contact Anne Hill at


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 --- 2021-2024 Statewide Transportation improvement Program (STIP) Guide 

Project: ODOT OR99W Barbur Blvd
 9/18/17 Project Update --- Safety Improvements Fact Sheet --- Bike Riders Safety improvements 

-Funded Safety and Active Transportation Investments on Barbur Boulevard-        -ODOT’s Barbur Road Safety Audit: Typical Cross Section-     


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.


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


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.


Transportation Systems Plan Stage 3-Proposed Draft

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)