With ever-increasing traffic, decision-makers are faced with the need to make the most of available public resources while protecting the character of neighborhoods in the Highway 43 corridor. A more effective transit solution in the corridor could offer better travel options than what is currently available, helping people save time and reduce air pollution. The Lake Oswego to Portland Transit Project is working on its Draft Environmental Impact Statement to address future travel demand between the two cities, evaluating three transit alternatives: enhanced bus, streetcar and no-build.
With the publication of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, expected in fall 2010, project partners will ask the public to review and comment on the analysis of the benefits and trade-offs during the 45-day comment period. Comments will help decision-makers choose a Locally Preferred Alternative. You'll have a chance to visit open houses and the project website for details about the project and the analysis, and comment online or at public hearing.