The one of largest and most immediate impact is probably the update on the 2018-2021 State funding program, the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.
The Oregon Transportation Commission and staff have been working on this, and they appear to have landed on a set of buckets for funding:
Locally, in Region 2 we would be looking at a total of about $11 million.
I haven't followed the STIPs closely enough to say how this allocation compares to the allocations in previous cycles. Hopefully folks in Portland or elsewhere will comment in more detail. (When/if they do, this post may be updated with links or additional commentary.)
In any case, the most interesting thing will be what projects the City and MWVACT decides to advance. They could be dull or they could be wonderful, business as usual or transformative.
Also on the agenda are minutes from the May meeting, and it's just always good to check in on the deep skepticism about climate change and the feeling that adjusting for it in Transportation Planning would be "detrimental" to the MPO.
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would affect larger discussions about climate change
- An update by City Staff on the proposed 2nd Street extension under Wallace Road and the West Salem Business District Action Plan
- Updates on TGM grant applications
- An update on the Federal transportation reauthorization, the DRIVE Act
- An update with some funding changes on the Delany Road sidewalks and bikelanes in Turner.
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