August 13 Open House for Proposed Transportation Improvements

For Immediate Release Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use & Transportation , Administrative Services/Office of the Director Division

The public is encouraged to attend an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. on August 13 at the Beaverton Library to review and comment on proposed transportation improvement projects in Washington County. These improvements are being recommended for funding through Metro’s Regional Flexible Funds program.

The projects are sponsored by Washington County, the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District (THPRD), and the cities of Beaverton, Hillsboro and Tigard. Project descriptions are online at www.oregonmetro.gov/rffa. Agency staff will be on hand at the open house to provide additional information and answer questions.

Anyone who would like to comment but is not able to attend the open house can send comments to Washington County Senior Planner Dyami Valentine at dyami_valentine@co.washington.or.us or 155 N First Avenue, Suite 350-14, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Comments will be accepted through Thursday August 22.

The Regional Flexible Funds program combines funds from three federal programs. The funds are allocated by Metro every two to three years. During the upcoming three-year cycle (2016-2018), approximately $95 million is available for projects ranging from regional trails to major road improvements throughout the Portland metropolitan area.

The Washington County Coordinating Committee will make a final recommendation on projects in Washington County at its September 9 meeting. The regional Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation and Metro Council will make final decisions on project funding this fall.

Washington County is committed to planning and protecting the uses of the land, balancing care for the natural environment, economic development, safety and community livability.

Contact:

Stephen Roberts, Communications Coordinator
503-846-4963
stephen_roberts@co.washington.or.us