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Lake Oswego to Portland Transit Project: Public participation and decision-making process

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Learn more about public participation in the Lake Oswego to Portland Transit Project and the committees involved in the decision-making process.

Draft Environmental Impact Statement public comment report

Public comment was accepted during the 60-day comment period, Dec. 3, 2010, to Jan. 31, 2011. Find out what residents said about the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. More

Reports on previous public comments are included on the project background page. Go

Project newsletters

The most recent newsletter, from winter 2009, provides descriptions of alternatives and design options studied in the environmental analysis and an overview of the process. The first newsletter provides background information and a timeline, outlines the purpose of the analysis and describes the project advisory committee. The second newsletter provides descriptions of the transit and trail alternatives that were evaluated in detail in the alternatives analysis phase of the study and an overview of evaluation results. Project newsletters and fact sheets are available below...Go

Decision-making process

Decisions for the Lake Oswego to Portland transit projects are made through a flexible, interactive process involving the citizen advisory, technical advisory and steering committees, the project management group and additional public participation. The project is a joint effort by Metro, TriMet, the cities of Lake Oswego and Portland, Clackamas and Multnomah counties

Citizen advisory committee

The committee decided its final recommendation on Feb. 7, 2011, for consideration by the project steering committee. The citizen advisory committee included local residents, business leaders and representatives from public institutions and community groups. The committee considered information similar to what is reviewed by the technical advisory committee and provided input and guidance to the project management group and steering committee... More 

Technical advisory committee

The technical advisory committee provides analysis of technical and environmental findings and directs the activities of the DEIS. The committee is comprised of technical staff from project partners.

Project management group

The project management group reviews technical recommendations and oversees management of technical and environmental findings. The committee is comprised of senior management from project partners.

Steering committee

The steering committee makes final recommendations to Metro Council and to jurisdictions along the transit corridor. The committee is comprised of elected and appointed officials from project partners... More

Files and related materials

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Lake Oswego to Portland Transit Project fall 2010 newsletter

Download the fall 2010 project newsletter, your quick reference to the Lake Oswego to Portland Transit Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Download PDF (6.0M)

Past newsletters and fact sheets give an overview of alternatives and design options, the Locally Preferred Alternative process and more. Go

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National Environmental Policy Act

Understanding the environmental impact assessment process is key to letting your voice be heard. Learn about the federal guidelines for public involvement and the decision-making process.
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