Learn about opportunities for public participation and the committees involved in the decision-making process for the project.
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TriMet is now the lead for public involvement opportunities, including citizen advisory and project steering committee meetings. Metro led public involvement through the environmental planning process.
Decisions for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project are made through a flexible, interactive process involving the citizen advisory, technical advisory and steering committees, the project management group. TriMet now convenes these groups.
The citizen advisory committee includes local residents, business leaders and representatives from public institutions and community groups. The committee makes recommendations to the steering committee, the technical advisory committee and project management group.
The technical advisory committee provides analysis of technical and environmental findings. Comprises technical staff from local jurisdictions.
The project management group reviews technical recommendations and oversees management of technical and environmental findings. Comprises senior management from local jurisdictions.
The steering committee made a final recommendations to Metro Council and to jurisdictions along the alignment. Membership comprises elected officials from Portland City Council, Milwaukie City Council, Oregon City Commission, Multnomah County Commission, Clackamas County Commission, executives from TriMet and the Oregon Department of Transportation, and the Citizen Advisory Committee chair.
The safety and security task force was formed in response to public concerns and questions regarding safety issues related to light rail. The task force was created during the environmental analysis to ensure that public concerns about safety are reflected throughout the process. The task force provides feedback and input on:
Task force meetings included safety and security presentations as well as tours of the Interstate MAX alignment and the proposed Portland-Milwaukie light rail route.
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