Archive | October, 2007

Open TPAC Seats

There are three citizen representative seats open on Metro’s Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee. If you want to have an impact on regional transportation policy, this is a great opportunity to learn the nitty-gritty and express the values of the community to the technocrats:

Dear Interested Community Members:

The Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee (TPAC) has three seats open for community representation. TPAC provides technical input to the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT) that, in turn, makes recommendations on transportation planning issues to the Metro Council.

TPAC seeks community representatives with a strong interest or expertise in transportation issues and who can commit to attending regular meetings held during normal working hours.

You may apply online at: To receive an application form by fax or mail, contact Kelsey Newell by phone at (503) 797-1916 or by e-mail at

Please let others know about this opportunity.

Applications are due Friday, October 12, 2007, by 5:00 p.m.

Sellwood Bridge Stays in the News

The Trib begins looking at the interchange designs on either side of the river, while the Business Journal focuses on funding (unfortunately the full version of the online article requires a subscription – I read the old media version at the library).

The speculation is that we may get the Feds to cough up half the price tag. But that may still mean $100M+ in local contribution.