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The meeting is a chance to learn more and share ideas for priorities over next 20 years

FILE PHOTO - A Woodburn transit busThe public is invited to attend a community open house for the Woodburn Transportation System Plan Update from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodburn City Hall.

This is a chance to both learn more and share ideas and priorities for how best to meet Woodburn's transportation needs now and over the next 20 years.

Staff will be on hand to answer questions and listen to feedback. Spanish-speaking staff will be available.

Individuals can also share their ideas and thoughts online at www.woodburntsp.org from Feb. 21 to March 14 in the "Online Open House" tab.

What is the Transportation System Plan?

The Transportation System Plan helps determine which transportation projects, policies and programs receive funding to meet the city's current and future needs. It considers all modes of transportation: walking, rolling, biking, driving and transit. If the project team understands how you use the current system, it can better incorporate your needs and desires, for a transportation system that works for everyone.

Why update the plan?

The existing Transportation System Plan was adopted in 2005. Updating it will help capture changing transportation needs, a city of Woodburn press release stated. For instance, in 2016, 619 acres were added to Woodburn's Urban Growth Boundary (UGB). According to the release, it's important for an updated plan to consider the expanding community and changing transportation patterns.

For more detailed information on this plan, visit files.constantcontact.com/97c37660301/f16c7b05-0062-46a5-92db-5ac5da40e7db.pdf. For all TSP related information now and in the future, check out www.woodburntsp.org.

Woodburn City Hall is located at 270 Montgomery St. in downtown Woodburn.

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