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This week we are posting our Business Advocacy Key Leaders Breakfast audio in our Expert Commentaries section. The panel was asked 7 questions surrounding regional transportation and funding. We hope you get a good feel of each panelists view and willingness to answer, directly, the questions.
In our articles, we look at current projects, or lack-there-of in the region, and how it might effect trucking as well your commute.
Last, we revisit the current ODOT survey about the Regional Mobility Pricing Project. There are 3 scenarios to consider… the fourth, obvious, option is not considered.
Article 1 - In this web link, ODOT has posted a list of the Special Projects Funded by HB2017. You can see specific Highway projects by choosing filter settings on the page.
What we find interesting is that the I-205 3rd lane/Tualatin Bridge projects are not listed. Yes, they have been eliminated, by ODOT, but that does not eliminate the fact that they were approved by HB2017. Which raises a question…
If Legislatures pass a law what gives ODOT the ability to cancel that law? Legislatures fund and ODOT is to do… or do we have that all wrong?
Article 2 - John Ley writes a piece on the promises that were made to Oregon truckers during HB2017. The Clark County Today article takes a deeper dive into our Key Leaders Breakfast at what was said during the hour and thirty minute panel discussion.
Article 3 - In case you missed it, ODOT sent out a survey last week… https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DRRPBQS… that asks which of the 3 Regional Mobility Pricing Projects you prefer. Note it does not asks if you want one or not.
We are re-posting, from last week, West Linn Mayor Rory Bialostosky’s response and want to ask, “What do you think of this survey?”
Also… the audio file, of Our Key Leaders Breakfast, is now posted in our Expert Commentaries (EC) section of our web page. It is at the top of the EC page.