BEST recently joined partners across Oregon to support state efforts towards Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities (CFEC).
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 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.
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.
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.
On urging from BEST and other advocates, the Metropolitan Policy Committee (MPC) has extended the time for review of the draft Central Lane Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).
As Streetsblog USA explains, President Biden and Congress are in the thick of negotiating two major infrastructure bills—and a constellation of smaller ones. One is a giant, one-time infrastructure stimulus package, President Biden’s American Jobs…
UPDATE 11/5/2020: Added BEST’s recommendations … and a summary of MPC’s action and a link to the video of the meeting. BEST and other community leaders are pushing local officials to slow climate change, which…
Vision Zero Cities 2020 conference occurred online on Oct. 19–23, 2020. Effects of COVID-19 on transportation safety being felt far and wide by advocates and their communities. COVID-19 has taught the transportation world that rapid…
UPDATE 11/13/2020: Now includes LTD Board adoption of CIP. UPDATE 10/21/2020: Now includes BEST’s recommendations. LTD’s Community Investment Plan (CIP) is a 10-year framework that provides direction on community investments. Scheduled for adoption on Nov….