What will $4.46 million of your tax dollars buy?
Funding category TDM - Transportation Demand Management
Total project cost $4,461,161
The Regional Travel Options program works collaboratively with state and local jurisdictions and agency partners to promote travel options to single-occupant motor vehicles throughout the metropolitan region. This includes carpool and vanpool services, employer outreach, special programs support for transportation management associations (local employer-based nonprofit organizations that promote travel options to their employees) and program performance evaluation.
For more information, call Regional Transportation Planning at (503) 797-1839, fax (503) 797-1911 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I know that I have promised a direct comparison of the cost per mile of a "multi-use path" and new road construction or road widening but I am having the damnedest time finding a project that is just that.
As far as I can find all road projects involve bike path striping, new sidewalks, planted medians, improved bus access, etc.
That all projects are designed to accommodate a small fraction of the population while ignoring the majority of commuters, travelers, shoppers and recreators is very frustrating to me.
Please feel free to check for yourself at the Project descriptions and maps page and let me know if you find a project that is designed just for automobile (read: the majority transportation option) use.
I would also suggest that you email the above metro email address and ask them when they are going to put priority on your transportation needs. As always, be polite, i.e. don't call them communist car-hating bike path nazis.