In a sign that the Oregon Transportation Commission and ODOT management are getting new attention from advocates, our local 350.org chapter, 350 Salem, has signed a letter to Governor Brown calling for a new appointment to the Oregon Transportation Commission to give much greater attention to climate and safety.
|Request to Governor February 2021|
|350 Salem one of the signers|
The full letter and discussion of the new vacancy on the Commission is published at BikePortland, "USDOT move leaves open spot on influential Oregon Transportation Commission."
ODOT needs to change. The Oregon Global Warming Commission published a new biannual report to the Legislature, and it's pretty dismal. See "Again, it’s Groundhog’s Day, again" at City Observatory for commentary.
|Dismal progress overall|
|Dismal progress on transportation|
|Conversion to EVs won't be enough|