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Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County's Transporation System Plan Policy Working Group to meet Thursday, May 3

The Policy Working Group of the Clackamas County Transportation System Plan (TSP) Public Advisory Committee will Thursday, May 3. The meeting will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in room 301 of the county's Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting to observe.

The Policy Working Group, made up of county residents who serve on the TSP Public Advisory Committee, is reviewing transporation-related policy issues such as economic development, safety, transit, bike/pedestrian, urban road operating standards and rural road operating standards. The focus at the May 3 meeting will be freight movement (including trucks, rail, waterway, airports and pipeliness) and economic development.

Future Policy Working Group meeting dates and topics are tentatively scheduled as follows:

  • Thursday, July 12 Rural Roads and Miscellaneous Rural
  • Thursday, Aug. 30 Rural Land Use and Transportation
  • Thursday, Sept. 27 Rural Equity, Health and Sustainability
  • Thursday, Nov. 1 Urban Roads and Travel
  • Nov. 29 Urban Equity, Health and Sustainability
  • Jan. 3, 2013 Urban Land Use and Transportation
  • Feb. 7, 2013 Funding and Other Countywide Policies

These meetings are part of an 18-month TSP update process, to review and update plans and policies for various forms of transportation - roads, transit, walking, bicycling, rail, air, freight, waterways and pipelines - in unincorporated Clackamas County. When complete in 2013, the TSP will specify priority transportation projects for the next 20 years and address how those projects and maintenance of the current system can be funded.

Other subgroups of the TSP Public Advisory Committee, known as Geographic Area Project Working Groups, will begin meeting this summer to review transportation project needs around the county.

More information about the TSP update project, information on upcoming meetings and opportunities for input are available on the project website at www.clackamascountytsp.com.

For more information, contact Transportation Planning Supervisor Karen Buehrig at karenb@co.clackamas.or.us or 503-742-5915.

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