Online Open House Guides Washington County, Ore.'s Transportation Planning

The open house is the first step in an 18-month-long process, during which county elected officials, planners and citizens will plot how transportation planning decisions should be made.

by Dana Tims, The Oregonian / April 24, 2015
(TNS) -- An online open house that starts Friday will give Washington County, Ore., residents a chance to weigh in on how the area's transportation system should evolve in decades to come.

The open house is the first step in an 18-month-long process, during which county elected officials, planners and citizens will plot how transportation planning decisions should be made over the next 35 years.

The study will examine factors including the county's changing demographics, land use and economic conditions, transportation trends and new technologies, and how they might affect future travel, according to a county release.

"At this early stage in the study, we're asking people to tell us what they value about living, working and traveling in Washington County today and their ideas for the future," said Andrew Singelakis, the county's director of Land Use & Transportation.

Additional information about the study is available at the project website.

The online open house begins at 6 p.m., Friday, April 24, and runs through May 15.

A 13-member study advisory committee, appointed by the county in March, will hold its first meeting April 24 at Beaverton Council Chambers, 12725 SW Millikan Way. The meeting begins at 4 p.m.

©2015 The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.) Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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