News

April 29, 2020
Funding opportunities now open in Washington and Oregon to apply for grants supporting SRTS infrastructure projects.
April 2, 2020

During this period of uncertainty and change, transportation planning efforts are still moving forward for the Salem-Keizer area. Weigh in on important funding for Safe Routes to School, transit fleet upgrades, future city development and more!

“Our Salem” Moves Online

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March 19, 2020

During this uncertain time for health, economic, and community stability, we are all adjusting our routines to help combat the community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Through our mission-driven work to improve the health and well-being of people of all races, income levels, and abilities, and build healthy, thriving communities for everyone, we know that many families rely on schools to be more than just a source of education, but also as community, caregivers, and, most importantly, meal providers.

February 25, 2020

We are now about three months away from Metro’s referral of a regional investment in transportation in 2020 – Metro is widely expected to make that referral this May for the November 2020 ballot.

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February 24, 2020

March 24, 2020 Update:

Salem City Council has adopted a Sit-Lie ordinance that prohibits people from sitting or lying on public sidewalks from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The ordinance was approved a week after Council’s decision to ban loitering in public spaces during the next 5 weeks to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Sit-Lie ordinance is permanent and has a $250 penalty attached for violators.

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January 28, 2020
In December, a coalition of 20 leading environmental and social justice organizations submitted a petition to Oregon policymakers to establish regulations for toxic diesel emissions from indirect, or non-road, sources -- such as construction sites, distribution centers, and railyards. Comment on this by February 14.
January 23, 2020

Updated 2-25-20: At upcoming workshops in April, May, and June, ODOT staff will present a program overview and answer questions about this funding and resource opportunity. The presentation will cover things like timeline, eligibility, proposal selection process and priorities, match requirements, and proposal development tips. Who should attend? Representatives from cities, counties, tribes, transit agencies, and public schools.

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December 31, 2019

We are proud to be founding members of the Getting There Together Coalitionand recently joined with other community leaders to analyze the recommended list of projects and put forward our own recommendations that lead with the values of equity, safety, affordability, and climate. 

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December 17, 2019

The City of Salem has launched the Safer Pedestrian Crossings Program, a new online tool for requesting improved crossings. Earlier this year, we participated in the Safer Crossings Project Advisory Committee to help develop this system for community members to request pedestrian crossing facilities, and track the status of those projects. We provided feedback on best practices for equitable scoring of infrastructure projects, to be included in the Safer Crossings Program.

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November 26, 2019

We’ve been supporting efforts in Eugene-Springfield to explore “tactical urbanism” options for the region. In other words, we’re interested in quick, affordable solutions to make conditions for people walking and bicycling, safer and more convenient.