Slicing and Dicing

Here we go again, the bienniel food fight over the region’s flexible transportation funds, otherwise known as the MTIP process.

In fact, you’ll read another contributor this morning advocating for including a project on the first cut list.

So gear up for the public process component for the final cut:

Comment on transportation projects

The public is invited to comment on projects to fund through Metro?s Transportation Priorities 2008-11, a regional process to schedule distribution of approximately $45.4 million in federal transportation funds. A 45-day comment period will open with release of a first cut project list on October 13, 2006, and end on December 1. The four listening posts shown below will be held in different parts of the region where people may comment in person. To ensure that oral testimony is accurately recorded, we encourage people to also submit their comments in writing.

5 p.m. Thursday, November 9
East Multnomah County
Gresham City Hall Building
Springwater Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham (MAX)

5 p.m. Monday, November 13
Beaverton Community Center
12350 SW Fifth St, Beaverton (TriMet buses 57 and 76)

5 p.m. Tuesday, November 14
Pioneer Community Center
615 Fifth St., Oregon City (TriMet buses 76, 78, and 88)

5 p.m. Thursday, November 16
Metro Regional Center
600 NE Grand Avenue, Portland (TriMet bus 6 and MAX)

Comments may also be submitted by Email: trans@metro.dst.or.us
Fax: 503-797-1911
Phone: 503-797-1900
US Mail: Ted Leybold, Metro Planning Dept., 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97232
Web: www.metro-region.org

The list of projects will be posted on the Metro website at www.metro.org beginning October 13, 2006.

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