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PBOT open house on Our Streets

Open House

Come learn about the Our Streets PDX
effort to improve Portland streets

The Portland Bureau of Transportation invites you to an open house to learn about the current effort to fund critical transportation safety and maintenance improvements on city streets. You’ll be able to ask questions and learn more about safety and maintenance projects that could be funded. The City Council is expected to vote on the program later in November.

What: Open House to learn about the current Our Streets funding effort

When: Wednesday, November 5th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: St. Philip Neri Church’s Carvlin Hall, 2408 SE 16th (enter Carvlin Hall from the parking lot, which can be accessed from SE 16th or from SE Tamarack St.). TriMet: #4 Bus Line

The public is also invited to participate in City Council’s first hearing on the Street funding effort, later in November in Council Chambers at City Hall, 1121 SW 4th Ave. Public testimony is welcomed.

For more information, please visit www.ourstreetspdx.com. Additional questions and comments can be directed to ourstreetspdx@portlandoregon.gov.

TriMet survey on future transit service

TriMet would like us to complete a survey about future transit service. The survey can be accessed at the North/Central Service Enhancement Plan <http://future.trimet.org/northcentral>  

NWDA Air Quality Committee Minutes, 10.13.14

Minutes, NWDA Air Quality Committee

October 13, 2014

Present: Kathy Sharp, Bob L, Jorjan Parker, Evan Farnham, Sharon Genasci

We met in the Breakfast Room at the Silver Cloud Inn, beginning with a report from Sharon about the AQC’s (Air Quality Committee) draft amendments to the city’s Comprehensive Plan. Copies of the draft amendments were sent in advance to AQC and Planning Committee members. The amendments will formally be presented to the city on November 3rd in a presentation from the NWDA Planning Committee. AQC and Transportation committees are joining Planning in the Comprehensive Plan presentation. Sharon handed round a draft handout for the November 3rd presentation, which was edited by AQC members at the meeting.

Bob L agreed to research ESCO odor complaints for the NAC (ESCO Neighborhood Advisory Committee) meeting, which is scheduled for October 27th at 5:00 P.M. at Friendly House.

Kathy gave an update on the Good Sam clean diesel work underway. There has been a delay due to a staff illness, but things are moving forward. We sent the hospital details of our clean diesel agreement with John Residential, and this is being passed around among Good Sam representatives.

Sharon and Kathy reported on the Site Logistics meeting on October 12th to discuss some problems with low tier equipment, mainly excavator trucks, some concrete pumps, and a few other pieces of equipment on site at the New Seasons and housing under construction on NW 22nd and Raleigh.
John Residential is working on this.

Kathy presented a draft of a new AQC Work Plan, which the group was very pleased with. This will be presented to the NWDA Board. for final approval.

Sharon Genasci, Chair, NWDA Air Quality Committee

NWDA Air Quality Committee Agenda 10.13.14

Agenda, NWDA Air Quality Committee

October 13, 7:00 p.m., Breakfast Room, Silver Cloud Inn, NW 24th Place and Vaughn
1. AQC amendments to the city’s Comprehensive Plan – Sharon

2. Odor complaints

3. Good Sam update – Kathy Sharp

4. Site Logistics report (NWDA oversight for clean diesel in New Seasons construction, NW 22nd & Raleigh) – Sharon

5. ESCO NAC (neighborhood advisory committee) meeting 5:00 p.m., Friendly House, October 27th Public welcome.

6. AQC Work Plan

TriMet to resume Line No. 15 regular service

TriMet released the following:

Beginning Sunday, October 12, Line 15-Belmont/NW 23rd will return to its regular route with standard-size buses running on NW Thurman Street and the newly rehabilitated Thurman Street Bridge. Vans will no longer be used. Line 15 buses will resume serving all stops on NW Thurman between NW 23rd Avenue and NW Thurman & Gordon and temporary stops will be removed. Buses will return to using the layover zones at NW Thurman & 28th on the north side of Thurman, and NW Thurman & 27th on the south side of Thurman.

TriMet began using shuttle vans last spring to serve the Line 15 route between NW 23rd and the intersection of NW Thurman & Gordon during the closure and rehabilitation of the historic 109 year old bridge. When the bridge reopens it will have a new deck, new sidewalks, repaired superstructure and the bridge weight restriction will be lifted.


Thurman Street Bridge Newsletter

Attached is the most recent newsletter on the Thurman Street Bridge:



Hope to see you at the grand reopening!

TriMet Future Planning Survey

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This message comes from TriMet:

TriMet wants your input to help plan improvements to transit service in Northwest Portland. Please weigh in by taking a brief, 5-minute survey about transit routes, stops, and frequencies at www.trimet.org/future/survey <http://www.trimet.org/future/survey> . Take the survey by October 24, 2014, and you can enter to win 10 TriMet Adult 1-Day Passes worth $50! If you would like a paper copy of the survey, please call 503-962-2137 <tel:503-962-2137> .

Oct. 1, 2014 NWDA TransCom Agenda

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Attached is the agenda for the October 1, 2014 NWDA Transportation Committee agenda. The meeting is in the Legacy Good Sam Northrup Building at 2282 NW Northrup.

10-1-14 NWDA TransCom agenda

September 3, 2014 NWDA TranCom minutes

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Attached are the minutes for the September 3, 2014 NWDA Transportation Committee minutes:  9-3-14 NWDA TranCom minutes

NWDA Air Quality Committee Minutes 9.8.14

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AQC (Air Quality Committee) Meeting Minutes, 9.8.14
Breakfast Room, Silver Cloud Inn , 7:00 pm

Present: Kathy Sharp, Bob L, Jorjan Parker, Evan Farnham, Sharon Genasci

There was some discussion about the signage at the New Seasons Store, the first project under the Clean Diesel Agreement with John Residential. As part of the agreement we had discussed the use of signage at the site to notify neighbors of the reduction in diesel during construction. The sign will read, “Clean Diesel Works Here, Reducing Diesel Emissions During Construction” There Was agreement that this was appropriate.

It was decided that we might look to the City to get help with old, diesel trucks, such as those used during excavation, which still remain a problem.

Kathy presented a rough draft of her submission for the Comprehensive Plan from the AQC. Committee members were asked to look it over and make suggested changes. The AQC would like to see the City issuing building permits that require measures to reduce emissions into Portland’s airshed.

One person gave the example of a recent open, asphalt kettle streaming pollution in NW Neighborhood air for the last three weeks.

Kevin Downing, at a recent EPA conference on diesel wrote the committee that the clean diesel agreement with John Residential was used at the conference as an example of successful neighborhood activism.

Several complaints about ESCO odors were received recently.
Sharon Genasci

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