Upcoming opportunity to testify: Regional Transportation Plan, High Capacity Transit Strategy
Metro Council will hear public testimony on the 2023 Regional Transportation Plan and High Capacity Transit Strategy on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.
The 2023 Regional Transportation Plan provides the opportunity to update the investments the greater Portland region will make in roads, sidewalks, bikeways, transit and freight routes to support communities today and in the future. This update defines a path toward creating a safe, reliable, affordable and climate-friendly transportation system for the next 25 years.
The High Capacity Transit Strategy provides a vision for expanding the greater Portland region’s high capacity transit system — public transportation that moves a lot of people quickly and often, such as bus rapid transit and light rail. The strategy identifies priority investments and guidance for future decision-making.
This is the second public hearing for the 2023 Regional Transportation Plan and High Capacity Transit Strategy. The first was held during the 45-day public comment period, July 10 to Aug. 25. Thank you to the many people who testified and shared their thoughts during the public comment period. Your comments and feedback are being considered by staff and decision-makers as the 2023 Regional Transportation Plan and High Capacity Transit Strategy are finalized.
The Metro Council will consider adoption of the plan and strategy on Nov. 30, 2023, at which time there will be a final public hearing.