Clackamas County HB 2017 Transit Advisory Committee meets July 24; public welcome to attend

From: Ellen Rogalin, Clackamas County Department of Transportation & Development, 503-742-4274

Media and Interested Parties

The Clackamas County HB 2017 Transit Advisory Committee (CC HB2017 TAC) will meet on July 24 to discuss proposed transit projects to recommend for state funding.  

The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the county’s Development Services Building Auditorium at 150 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City. The public is welcome to attend to listen and to comment or ask questions during the public input portion of the agenda. 

On July 24, the committee will review and discuss specific proposed transit projects, and vote on a recommendation for which projects to include in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) Plan to be submitted to the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) by TriMet.  

The Transit Advisory Committee was formed in June in response to the Oregon State Legislature’s passage of House Bill 2017m which established the STIF, which provides a new, dedicated source of funds to expand public transportation around Oregon.

The Advisory Committee is made up of representatives from public transit agencies and diverse groups within the county. It is charged with:

  • Reviewing proposed projects to be funded by the STIF funds in Clackamas County areas outside of the TriMet district, and
  • Recommending projects to incorporate into the broader transit plan that will be submitted by TriMet (the qualified entity for the area, as specified in the law) to the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) for approval. 

More information about the Transit Advisory Committee is available online. Interested people are also welcome to contact Teresa Christopherson, Clackamas County Social Services, at teresachr@clackamas.us or 503-650-5718, or Karen Buehrig, Clackamas County Transportation Planning, at karenb@clackamas.us or 503-742-4683.

The meeting room is accessible to people with disabilities.  To request an accommodation, alternative format of communication, translation or interpretation for any language including ASL (American Sign Language), please contact Steve Williams, Nondiscrimination Coordinator for the Clackamas County Department of Transportation & Development, at 503-742-4696 or swilliams@clackamas.us