ORE. (Jan. 6, 2014) – Port to Present Transportation Improvement Plan at Public
of Portland Commissioners will review and receive input on the 2014 Port
Transportation Improvement Plan (PTIP) at a public hearing on Wednesday,
January 8 during the regularly scheduled commission meeting. The Commission
meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. and the hearing will follow discussion with the
Port Commission on transportation needs and a funding strategy to address
passenger and freight mobility in the Portland region.
a transportation agency reliant on elements of the transportation system
developed and managed by others to support its mission, the Port carefully
plans its support of projects that will enhance market access for Port
customers and businesses in the region and state.
PTIP identifies, outlines and prioritizes 5, 10 and 20-year marine, air, road,
rail, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian transportation improvement projects.
For the year 2014, 106 projects were identified. Projects are identified
through transportation studies from master plans, property development and
region-wide mobility needs studies conducted by the Port and other local,
regional, and state agencies.
projects outlined in the plan include the River gate Blvd. grade separation,
Troutdale interchange improvements at I-84 and 257th, the Columbia River
Crossing and Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park road improvements. Policy and
funding priorities identified include future statewide transportation funding
including another round of Connect Oregon funds, the Federal Transportation
Reauthorization bill and working with Metro and business for increased
allocation to regional freight needs.
annually and requiring approval by the Port of Portland Commission, the PTIP
helps prioritize funding requests. In the past three years, it has assisted in
generating more than $86 million in local, state and federal grants and loans
for the Port and other agencies. The capital projects funded with these grants
and loans help support the Port's mission of providing cost competitive cargo
and passenger access to regional, national and international markets.
the public hearing, the PTIP will be revised if necessary and submitted for
commission approval in February. Once approved, the PTIP is provided to Metro
and the Oregon Department of Transportation for inclusion in the Regional
Transportation Plan. Projects will then be considered for outside funding
through the Federal, State and Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Plan
of the draft plan can be accessed via the Port website at