BEST calls for more state funding for active transportation, slowing climate change
BEST and other transportation leaders are calling on the Oregon Transportation Commission to direct more of Oregon’s share of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to active transportation and slowing climate change.
BEST challenges proposal to require countywide votes on new transportation funding sources
BEST joined a challenge to the legal sufficiency of a proposed statewide ballot measure that would require votes of certain counties on new transportation funding sources.
Environmental impacts from widening Highway 126 through wetlands with endangered species claimed to be not “significant” by ODOT
Responding to questions about potential environmental impacts of widening Highway 126 between Veneta and Eugene, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) denied that there were any “that rise to the level of ‘significant.’ ”
Middle Housing is the Solution
Housing equity and climate change all require more housing density.
Sign on to resolution for better regional transportation plan
BEST invites community organizations and individuals to sign on to our Resolution for a Better Central Lane Regional Transportation Plan by Wednesday, March 2, 2022.
BEST supports state efforts towards Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities
BEST recently joined partners across Oregon to support state efforts towards Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities (CFEC).
1000 Friends, 350 Eugene question streamlined review of Highway 126 widening
1000 Friends of Oregon and 350 Eugene recently sent a memo to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) questioning a streamlined environmental review of plans to widen Highway 126 between Veneta and Eugene.
BEST, other community leaders say more work needed on regional transportation plan
BEST and other community leaders charge that the region’s transportation plan does not yet serve regional interests and are calling for a revised plan by the end of 2022.
LTD’s next general manager should be a public sector leader, change agent
BEST suggests that Lane Transit District’s next general manager should be a public sector leader, delegate well, understand the importance of community engagement, and be an effective change agent.
BEST urges relaxing parking minimums
As part of the City of Eugene’s efforts to legalize Missing Middle Housing, BEST urges eliminating or relaxing parking minimums. In testimony to the Eugene Planning Commission, BEST shared resources on why and how to do so.