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August 16, 2018

The Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles (AV) held their third meeting yesterday to firm up their recommendations for a framework for autonomous vehicle policy in Oregon, which is not currently addressed in state law. ODOT staff will summarize these recommendations into a final report, which will be reviewed by the Task Force and submitted to the Legislature, who will ultimately make any policy decisions going forward. The final report is expected to become available next week, at which time both the AV Task Force and public are encouraged to submit formal comments.

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August 16, 2018

The Salem-Keizer Active Transportation Network (ATN) serves as an informational hub for community-based organizations and public agencies in the region to share information on best practices and upcoming funding competitions, and to engage in increasing active transportation investments and policy. Our second meeting is scheduled for August 30th 2 - 4 PM, and will be hosted at Cherriots in Downtown Salem: 555 Court St. NE Salem in the "Senator Hearing Room."

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July 31, 2018

The 2019-2020 solicitation cycle will distribute a total of $16 million to awarded projects that address barriers for students walking and biking to school and are supported by the affected school or school district. Cities, counties, ODOT, tribes, transit districts, and other road authorities are eligible to apply.  

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Yes for Affordable Housing
July 31, 2018

In May, the Portland region's Metro Council voted unanimously to refer an important affordable housing bond to the November ballot. This regional ballot measure will create greatly needed affordable homes for low-income families, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities throughout the Metro region.  

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July 31, 2018

The City of Vancouver is working to make a safe east-west route on McLoughlin Blvd between Reserve and Brandt that accommodates all levels of cyclists including children. The proposal includes improving pedestrian crosswalks at intersections and creating buffered bike lanes. This project will foster overall system connectivity, and address a major gap in the City's Complete Streets Network.

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Metro draft 2018 RTP Cover
July 25, 2018
The greater Portland area’s regional planning body, Metro, is in the process of updating the region’s Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), which 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 Public Comment period is open now through August 13.
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July 18, 2018
ODOT is updating the Oregon Public Transportation plan, which will provide a statewide vision for public transportation. View our comments and submit yours this week!
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June 29, 2018
Metro is in the process of updating the region’s Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), which 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. Until recently, however, the resulting RTP Project List didn't actually reflect or achieve the region's goals.
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June 21, 2018
Shortly after Salem City Council’s approval of the Winter-Maple Plan, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership joined other advocates to take steps toward early implementation of the 2-mile Neighborhood Greenway.
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June 21, 2018

Funded SRTS projects will be coming to a Portland school near you very soon!

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