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Transparency… today it is defined as; the quality or state of being transparent. Or… you are not hiding anything and are being truthful (our 2 cents).
When we post, we research first and then we post. And we will also cite as to where we found it. It keeps you, our reader, in the middle of the conversation without you having to find and validate it yourself.
ODOT speaks, shows maps and graphs, but rarely cites from where the info came. Without the pathway we can get lost and it makes it seem as if ODOT is hiding things from us. So we will cite when and where we can, while being transparent.
Article 1 - ODOT’s Brendon Finn, in a Zoom meeting last week, stated that ODOT was the first to implement Environmental Justice into an Environmental Assessment Study (EAS). Well, he did not cite a date or place to find one. So we looked…
Below, under Article 1, we have 3 documents of Environmental Justice having been mentioned in an EAS and their apparent start date. ODOT - 10-1-21, MTA (NYCity) 8-20-21 and MTA (Penn Station.) 5-21. Tell us if we’re wrong… but you need to cite it.
Article 2 - The Portland Tribune asked readers what they thought of tolls being proposed on Oregon Highways. Honestly we are not surprised… but ODOT says we’re gonna love it!
Article 3 - Eric Fruits, Ph.D. is with Cascade Policy Institute (CPI). We refer to them as a Think Tank about policies. In this article, CPI looks at ODOT’s Tolling program and how it will help, eeerrrr… hurt, Oregonians.
For Article 1
ODOT's I-205 Toll Project Memorandum
Federal Approval - NYC Central District
The Tribune conducted an unscientific poll - Do we want tolling...