CRITICAL support for npGREENWAY needed


There is a critical opportunity right now in the lifetime of this project. It is very important that everyone support Portland Parks Bureau’s request to fund an updated planning study of the North Willamette Greenway. The study would be funded with federal dollars as part of the regional flexible fund allocation of the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program.

Please go to the Metro website and express your support for this vital transportation link between North Portland and the region:

This study has already made it through the first step in this two step process.
The following is some more information from the Metro MTIP website.

Project and program applications may be submitted by jurisdictions, transportation or transit agencies within the metropolitan region for any transportation category except local street construction.

2010-2013 funding cycle

The 2010-2013 regional flexible funding cycle is now underway. The policy update to the 2010-13 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) directed staff to develop a two-step process for the allocation of regional flexible funds. The first step involved a recommendation of funding for certain regional programs, followed by the solicitation of applications for local projects. The list of projects and programs being considered for regional flexible funds is available for downloading below. Metro has now finished the project solicitation process for local projects and completed the technical evaluation of project applications. A summary of the technical scores and qualitative analysis is available for downloading below. Also, during the public comment period, you will be able to comment on projects and programs through a web comment tool, mail, email, and public meetings called ‘listening posts’ where testimony will be heard by Metro Councilors and local officials. Dates for these meetings are provided in the schedule below.

Schedule and key dates

August 2008
Draft technical rankings releasedOctober 13 – December 1 2008
Public comment periodListening post dates and locations:

  1. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 5 to 8 p.m.
    Gresham City Hall Building
  2. Monday, Oct. 20, 5 to 8 p.m.
    Hillsboro Civic Center
  3. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 5 to 8 p.m.
    Oregon City, Pioneer Community Center
  4. Thursday, Oct. 30, 5 to 8 p.m.
    Metro Regional Center
  • January 2009 Final recommendation of projects
  • February 2009 Public hearing – adoption of regional flexible fund allocation
  • August 2009 Full MTIP adoption with air quality conformity analysis
  • October 2009 Obligation of FY 2010 funding begins

One Response to CRITICAL support for npGREENWAY needed

  1. npGREENWAY November 15, 2008 at 2:15 pm #

    Thank you to everyone who came out and testified in person at the Metro Listening Posts!

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