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Portland is a PR machine for light rail & streetcar

Here are Some Facts About Portland Oregon          

Here is best a look at the recent ODOT STIP (Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (at highway.odot.state.or.us/cf/STIPS) to see how our gas taxes go to mass transit:

 

 $2,148,000 11421 Morrison Bridge Ped-Bike Access

 $3,310,000 11463 SE20th Hawthorne Blvd. Bike/Ped Improvements.Signal Work

 $6,799,000 12461 NE 102nd:NE Weidler Street Improvements, Sidewalks, and Bike Lanes

 $2,223,000 12468 SE 190th Bike, Ped & Transit Improvements

 $1,829,000 12478 NW Lovejoy Reconstruct Roadway, Sidewalks,Bike Lanes

 $1,155,000 13261 Union Station Facility Improvements

 $3,529,000 13489 Garvee Bond Debt Service Highway, LRT, Commuter Rail & Bus Purchase

 $1,533,000 13490 Bus Stop Development (Frequent Bus Program) Increase Access to Transit

 $4,458,000 13500 Bus Purchase

    $862,000 13506 NE Prescott Add Bike Lanes & Sidewalks

 $4,803,000 13510 Garvee Bond Debt Highways Funds for LRT,Commuter Rail & Bus Purchase

 $2,157,000 13514 N.Richmond Ped Improvements, New Signals, Curb Extensions

 $8,359,000 13718 I-205 Mall LRT Unit 1 LightRailTransit (LRT)

$11,702,000 I-205 Mall LRT Unit 2

 $5,573,000 I-205 Mall LRT Unit 3

$11,310,000 14060 Columbia Corridor Rail Intermodal Connector

$12,259,000 14065 SW Gibbs St Ped Bridge over I-5, Part of SoWa

 $5,573,000 14066 Regional Trails Program

 $3,472,000 14272 92nd Ave SE Powell Sidewalk & Bike Lane, Curb/Drainage, Landscaping, Lighting

 $1,310,000 14273 Waud Bluff Trail: N Basin Ave Willamette Blvd.

 $1,378,000 14407 Springwater Trail

 $1,075,000 14409 Marine Dr Bike/Trail

   $346,000 144111 Springwater Trailhead

   $992,000 14413 Cleveland Station-Ruby Jct Max Trail-Path

   $591,000 14440 SW Capitol Hwy, SW Taylors Ferry Replace Existing Roadway & Add Bike Lanes and Sidewalks

 $2,006,000 14441 2008 Metro Regional Travel Options Program

 $2,006,000 14442 2009 Metro Regional Travel Options Program

    $557,000 14443 2008 Travel Smart Program Educate Citizens About Alt. Modes of Trans

 $8,169,000 14482 Regional Rail Debt for LRT Commuter Rail & Bus Purchases

 $8,515,000 14483 Regional Rail Debt for LRT Commuter Rail & Bus Purchases

 $1,039,000 14567 Metro RTO Program-Encourage Modes to Drive Alone

    $984,000 14568 Metro RTO

 $1,875,000 14569 Portland Streetcar Analysis for Extension of System

 $1,875,000 14570 Portland Streetcar Analysis for Extension of System

   $827,000 14572 Trolley Trail SE Arista-Multi-Use Path

   $930,000 14573 Debt Service Costs Interstate Max Beaverton Commuter

 $4,532,000 14574 Debt Service Costs Interstate Mx-I-205 LRT, Wilsonville Beaverton Commuter Rail/Bus Purch

 $2,196,000 14575 Regional Rail Debt Service Interstate Max, I-205 LRT Wilsonville Beaverton Commuter Rail/Bus

 $1,850,000 14576 See Above

    $276,000 15494 Metro Van Pool

 

$136,383,000 GRAND TOTAL $136.383MILLION DOLLARS of GAS TAX ODOT DOLLARS GOING FOR PORTLAND (ONLY) MASS TRANSIT/BIKE LANES/PEDESTRIANS/MASS TRANSIT EDUCATION

 

Thanks to Jerry’s posing at: http://bojack.org/2007/06/sam_the_tram_jerks_your_chain_1.html

 

Information is originally from: http://highway.odot.state.or.us/cf/STIPSrch/index.cfm

 

Here is another $130 Million for rail/bus on the ODOT list for Portland Region:

14475 Bus & Rail Preventive Maintenance 2008 -- $53,726,000

14476 Bus & Rail Preventive Maintenance 2009 -- $57,645,000

14479 Rail Preventive Maintenance -- $10,844,000

14480 Rail Preventive Maintenance -- $11,511,000

New Grand Total: Over $250 million NOT FOR roads!

 

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Another Oregon Lie - Millions of Road Dollars actually go to Transit, Bikes and Peds