Aaron has a nice piece on his blog, Transportation Innovations, about the current state of the Sellwood Bridge process.
Which is a nice segue into the next two meetings in the process:
On Monday, November 6 the project’s Community Task Force will meet from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Sellwood Baptist Church, 1104 SE Spokane St. The task force includes 20 citizens representing various groups interested in the project. The meeting agenda includes a report on the results of a recent open house and public survey, recommendation of a purpose and need statement for the project, and discussion of the criteria that will be used to evaluate different bridge alternatives in 2007.
On Thursday, November 9 the project’s Policy Advisory Group will meet from noon until 2:00 pm in Room 635 of the Multnomah Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. The group includes elected and appointed officials from jurisdictions impacted by the project. The agenda includes a presentation on development of the project’s purpose and need statement, a review of public input and possible adoption of the statement. The purpose and need statement is a federal requirement for the project.