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Annual Portland Aerial Tram evacuation exercise set for Sunday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon

The annual evacuation exercise for the Portland Aerial Tram is set for Sunday morning, Oct. 9. The exercise will begin at 9 a.m. and should be concluded by noon.

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Federal funding will help create permanent plazas downtown, including a segment of the future Green Loop

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will receive a $1.2 million federal grant to create 32,000 square feet of street plazas to promote tourism and the economic recovery of downtown.

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Commissioner Carmen Rubio Announces Proposed Changes To Strengthen and Streamline the Portland Clean Energy Fund

Changes would enable bigger, bolder, and faster investments to reduce carbon and better respond to climate change

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Outer Division Safety Project has completed all major work with targeted investments to reduce deaths and injuries in advance of FX2-Division bus line launch

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and contractor Raimore Construction have completed all major work on the Outer Division Safety Project, which has built five miles of improvements designed to reduce deaths on one of the most dangerous roads in the city.

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Event parking district starts with higher parking meter rates on Friday, to encourage public transit, biking during large events in Lloyd District, Rose Quarter areas

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), in partnership with Lloyd area businesses and residents, will begin implementing new rates for on-street parking during large-scale events to encourage public transit and biking, and reduce congestion and pollution in the area.

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Judge clears Portland charter proposal for November ballot, requires wording changes

Portland voters will consider a proposal that includes ranked choice voting, geographic districts, expanded city council and professional city administrator.

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News Release: Construction begins next week on the SW Broadway Bike Improvements project, interim improvements on SW Main Street 

The project will complete a comfortable, safe southbound bicycle connection from the Broadway Bridge to I-405. 
Construction will continue through September and include intermittent lane closures, parking restrictions and traffic delays. 

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City Council Approves $100,000 in Environmental Services grants to community groups for watershed restoration

Environmental Services’ Community Watershed Stewardship Program has provided grants to community groups for 27 years. Council now approved this year’s funding for natural area plantings and other initiatives that restore watershed health and cultivate community stewardship.

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Commissioner Ryan Announces Interim Director of the Portland Housing Bureau

Commissioner Dan Ryan is thrilled to announce Molly Rogers - who currently serves as Deputy Director - has accepted an offer to serve as PHB's Interim Director as Commissioner Ryan conducts a national search for a permanent Director.

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News release: Transportation projects in East Portland will deliver safer routes and better employment connections for thousands of Portlanders.

PBOT's $26.2 M investment in East Portland aims to improve job access and street safety

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News Release: New Car-Free Plaza in Old Town Helps Energize the Downtown Neighborhood

Couch Street Plaza, the newest addition to PBOT’s Public Street Plazas program, will host numerous special events this summer and beyond

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Director Callahan announces her departure from the Portland Housing Bureau

Shannon Callahan, Director of the Portland Housing Bureau, has announced her resignation. Since joining PHB in 2017, Director Callahan has overseen the bureau’s highest affordable housing production to date. A national search will be conducted to find her replacement. Her last day will be August 1.

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Commissioner Hardesty remarks on big day for transportation projects

In a big day for regional transportation projects, Commissioner Hardesty leads Portland to rejoin I-5 Rose Quarter project, wins OK for regional compromise on I-5 bridge project

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News Release: Portland and Seattle transportation agencies urge drivers to Slow the Flock Down!

A joint campaign between the Pacific Northwest's two largest cities uses humor to send an important safety message

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News Release: Soak up the sun at Sunday Parkways this weekend!

Celebrate 15 years of open streets in Portland while walking, rolling, and strolling in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood on Sunday, June 26

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News Release: With fun in the sun, East Portland celebrates new Sunday Parkways route this weekend!

Open streets event encourages Portlanders to walk or roll through 4.5 miles of East Portland neighborhood greenways on Sunday, Aug. 21

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Commissioner Rubio and City Arts Program Announce Grants to Cultural Organizations for Resiliency Support

Responding to COVID-19’s harm to historically under-served communities, Arts & Culture Commissioner Carmen Rubio and the City Arts Program announced the recipients of grants to reinvigorate community-based artistic programming.

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