全州交通之旅:即将来到您附近的城镇

亲爱的 ROPnet,

Public transportation is a key part of a well-functioning and interconnected community! Yet so many of our towns don’t have what we need for people to get from place to place in a timely, affordable, and safe way (for people and the planet!). Oregon legislators are developing a transportation package for the 2025 legislative session to address some of Oregon’s long term needs, from creating more sustainable public transportation to maintaining our current roads and infrastructure. From today through the end of September they are touring the state to engage community members and gather input on our transportation needs. This tour is an opportunity for us to speak up about what rural communities want in a moment of funding challenges and competing priorities!

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What’s the Joint Committee Transportation Tour?

这 Joint Committee on Transportation is a bipartisan committee of Senators and Representatives at the Oregon Legislature that hears transportation-related bills. They are holding 12 meetings and local tours around the state between now and September. Each meeting will include reports from ODOT on perceived needs and proposed policy solutions, followed by 90 minutes of public testimony. That’s where you come in! The feedback we provide will be used to inform the 2025 transportation package. Read on for more details on how to get involved and the upcoming tour schedule!

The committee’s goals in convening these meetings are:

  1. Build public understanding of transportation funding challenges and potential funding tools to address those challenges
  2. Build legislative understanding of statewide transportation needs and shared priorities
  3. Build local, regional, statewide support and a sense of urgency for a transportation funding package focused on maintenance, operations, and safety 
  4. Gather input from the public and community leaders about preferred methods for addressing the transportation funding challenge.

Ways to Engage:

Along with the public forum, each stop on the tour will also include a conversation with community leaders, local elected officials, and legislators. The co-chairs of the Legislative Committee reached out asking ROP for community leaders to join in these roundtable discussions with the committee. Is the tour coming to your town? Would you like to send one of your group members to participate? Reply to this email to let us know!

A coalition of transportation, climate, and environmental justice organizations from across the state are collaborating on a campaign called “Move Oregon Forward.” Their goal is to pass forward-thinking transportation legislation in 2025 and beyond that helps to benefit every Oregonian! The campaign kickoff will be Wednesday, June 26th from 12-1 PM on Zoom. Individuals and groups interested in the campaign can fill out this interest form. After filling out the interest form, you will get an invitation to the campaign kickoff and other upcoming campaign events! The campaign can also offer training and support for people preparing to speak at one of the transportation tour stops! You can check out more details on the campaign’s 2025 legislative priorities 这里。

行程安排

蒂拉穆克 – Tuesday, June 18 (Agenda and details are 这里!

For the following events, keep an eye on the Transportation Joint Committee’s page for location and agenda details that haven’t been posted yet: 

奥尔巴尼 – Tuesday, July 16 

尤金 – Wednesday, July 17

库斯湾 – Wednesday, August 7 

梅德福 – Thursday, August 8

安大略 – Wednesday, August 28

赫米斯顿 – Thursday, August 29

弯曲 – Thursday, September 12

达尔斯 – Friday, September 13

Happy Valley – Thursday, September 26

Hillsboro – Friday, September 27

联系 ROP!

Excited to participate but not sure where to begin? Let us know, and we can help your group make a plan! 

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