ODOT's Urban Mobility Strategy Newsletter for August

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Women Leading the I-205 Improvements Project

Women in I-205 transportation

(Left to right) Arti O’Brien, President Advanced Government Services, Inc.; Monique Allen, President ACMS Northwest, LLC.; Bridget Wallis, Project Engineer, Kiewit; and Della D. Mosier, P.E., Deputy Director, ODOT Urban Mobility Office.

The I-205 Improvements Project is Oregon's largest interstate investment project in 45 years. This month, we’re featuring four women working on the project to learn about their positions, background, and perspectives on attracting more women into the transportation and construction industries. Learn more

Traffic impact notice:
Intermittent slowdowns on I-205 southbound near Exit 10 on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21 from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. for tree trimming.

Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Contractors Selected to Work on I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project

Advanced Tribal LLC team photo

Construction company, Advanced Tribal LLC was hired to work on the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project.

The I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project team selected three local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise contractors. Hear from the owners and learn about how ODOT is reshaping our contract work to better align with our values and diversity goals.

Oregon Transportation Commission Supports Recommendations from the Equity and Mobility Advisory Committee

EMAC Meeting from June 2022

EMAC members deliberated on the final set of recommendations for the Oregon Transportation Commission at their June 22, 2022 meeting.

ODOT is working to put equity at the forefront of its work. One example is creating the toll projects' Equity and Mobility Advisory Committee. Representing people with lived or professional experience in equity or mobility, this committee guides ODOT and the Oregon Transportation Commission by recommending strategies to help historically underrepresented communities or people experiencing low incomes once tolls start.

Learn more about EMAC’s two-year process to develop their recent recommendations for the OTC.

Share your ideas by Thursday, September 15
ODOT is updating the Oregon Highway Plan to modernize toll policies and connect to the state's equity and climate goals. You're invited to comment on a draft amendment to the Oregon Highway Plan that will guide the state in using tolling as a way to raise funds for transportation system improvements.

Note: The draft amendment is not about whether or not the state should toll roads; instead, it provides ODOT guidance for implementing tolls as a way to reduce congestion and raise funds for transportation.

Find out how to get involved.

Learn how we’re evolving to build a modern transportation system
based on sufficient funding and equity. www.oregon.gov/odot/Pages/SAP

The Oregon Department of Transportation’s Urban Mobility Strategy is a cohesive approach to make everyday travel safer and more efficient in the Portland metropolitan region.

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