Metro seeks feedback on planned $4.3 billion transportation bond
Metro is seeking public comment on projects that should be included in the $4.3 billion regional transportation bonds it is planning for the November 2020 general election ballot.
"The Metro Council is working with local leaders and communities to develop a package of investments that could make it safer, easier and more affordable to get around greater Portland," reads the announcement.
"The draft plan includes comprehensive improvements along major travel corridors and dedicated funding for initiatives to address regionwide concerns and local needs, ensuring that the benefits of the measure's investments reach every community in the region."
The measure is needed to help raise matching funds for the MAX light rail proposed for the Southwest Corridor between Portland, Tigard and Tualatin. It is also intended to fund other projects within Metro's jurisdiction, which included the urbanized portions of Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties.
Although the council has not yet decided how to fund the measure, it has all but ruled out property taxes and a sales tax.
The survey does not include new roads or new motor vehicle lanes. Categories in the survey include: Safe Routes to Schools; Safety hot spots; Regional walking and biking connections; Revitalizing main streets; Anti-displacement strategies; Affordable housing options; Growth and transportation: planning for the future; Better bus; and Electric buses.
The survey also asks about funding TriMet passes for students in the region.
The survey can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/r/7KXDRTT. It closes on March 13.
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