Time for another open thread.
- The Portland City Council is delaying until November a vote on the proposed (and controversial) per-household street fee. The Willamette Week has more here; WW‘s Aaron Mesh suggests that there weren’t yet three votes on the council (beyond Steve Novick and mayor Charlie Hales), and that councilor Amanda Fritz requested the delay.
- Next Monday, Metro will formally approve the scope of the Southwest Corridor project. As previously noted, TriMet has reportedly suggested a “split” line, with two branches diverging in the Tigard Triangle: A short one across 217 to Tigard TC, and a longer one heading south to Tualatin. And in a story that will get the motorists-first crowd up in a tizzy, Joseph Rose is reporting that the leading alignment being considered would use existing lanes on Barbur Boulevard, rather than a new alignment.
- Metro has radically redesigned their home page. So far, I like the old one better…
- The Powell-Division Transit and Development Project (the “and Development” part appears to be a recent addition to the name of this endeavor, make of that what you will) now has a project atlas.
- TriMet is looking for a few good hackers.
- TriMet is considering closing a pedestrian path between Willow Creek TC and SW Baseline due to persistent vandalism and drug use.