BEST supports keeping recreational trails open

February 14, 2024

BEST joins Protect Oregon Recreation, Oregon Trails Coalition, and others in calling on state lawmakers to restore recreational immunity for land managers that open their lands to the public, in particular, with the -3 amendments to Senate Bill 1576.

BEST announces priorities in 2024

February 12, 2024

BEST’s priorities in 2024 include Better Streets for People and Businesses, transit, biking / walking / micromobility, safety, walkable neighborhoods, state priorities, public education, educational events, fun activities, partners, volunteers, and donors.

BEST honors Rosa Parks, recognizes Transit Equity Day

February 4, 2024

BEST joins people across the country in honoring Rosa Parks and recognizing Transit Equity Day on her birthday. Everyone has a right to safe, reliable, environmentally-sustainable, and affordable transit that is accessible to all, regardless of income, national origin, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, or ability.

BEST watches transportation bills before the Oregon Legislature

February 1, 2024

Because state transportation funding and policies have a significant effect on what can or can’t be accomplished locally, during the Oregon Legislature’s 2024 short session BEST is watching a few bills related to highways, bridges, commuter rail, transit, electric bicycles and micromobility, trails, aviation, weight-mile taxes, affordable housing, and climate change.

BEST calls on DEQ to do more to slow climate change

January 26, 2024

BEST joins other Oregon Climate Advocates in calling on the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to expand the transportation element of the draft Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) beyond support for electric vehicles (EVs).