March 24, 2011
CRC Focus of Legislative Hearing Monday
The House Transportation and Economic Development Committee will hold a hearing on Monday on a resolution urging Federal Funding for the Columbia River Crossing.
This is scheduled for 1pm in Hearing Room D at the Capitol in Salem. BikePortland has additional details and coverage.
This is a political lollipop. The Legislature can ask the Feds for funding without having to commit the $400M that will be Oregon's share.
But it is an opportunity to publicly ask some of those inconvenient questions about those pesky project assumptions that keep turning out to be wrong...
March 24, 2011 8:28 PM
Daniel Ronan Says:
And for those of you that are going to be in Salem, there is the Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting from 10am to 4-5pm. Here is the draft agenda:
Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
March 28, 2011
Technical Leadership Center
4040 Fairview Ind Dr.
Monday, March 28th
9:00 AM Administrative Business
Welcome; Call to Order & Introduction of Guests; Additional Agenda Items;
Introductions/Public sign in (10 minutes)
Minutes – Feb 2, 2011 – Adoption (5 minutes)
9:30 AM Robert Pape, PE. – New State Traffic Engineer (30 minutes)
10:00 AM National Bike Summit, La Hood Soiree, Other info items – All (30 minutes)
10:30 AM Break (15 minutes)
11:15 AM Legislative Update – AJ, Sheila, others (30 minutes)
SB 424 Ped Crossing Claification
SB 415 Vulnerable Road Users
20 MPH Greenway Zones
Bicycle Licensing Study
SB 766 Limiting local
11:45 Lunch (30 minutes) - Walk to local eatery, Dim Sum anyone?
12:15 PM Monetary Support for Scenic Bikeways (25 minutes)
12:35 PM By Laws Subcommittee - AJ (20 minutes)
12:50 PM Review of 2008 Vision Statement – All (15 minutes)
1:15 PM Goal Setting/Vision/OTC Presentation – All (2 hours)
3:20 PM Wrap up – Non Agenda Items
Don't forget to go to the Active Transportation Summit the next day!
March 25, 2011 8:06 AM
Jim Lee Says:
I visited the legislature last week and leafleted members of the Senate and House Transportation Committees. Staff I spoke with said pro CRC lobbying is intense, so it is highly important for opponents to make the strongest possible case.