- The Eugene-Springfield-Coburg area is expected to grow by over 50,000 people in the next 25 years.
- Updated every four years, the Central Lane Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) serves as a blueprint for the area’s long-term transportation projects.
- Share your thoughts through an online open house by February 28th. Participants will be entered into a raffle to win one of four $25 Fred Meyer gift cards:
- Comparta sus pensamientos sobre el transporte antes del 28 de febrero. Los participantes participarán en una rifa para ganar uno de cuatro tarjetas de regalo Fred Meyer de $25.
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 the recent wildfires underscore is already happening.
- The Eugene-Springfield-Coburg Metropolitan Policy Committee (MPC) is looking to add a goal or objective to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the next Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).
- On Thursday, Nov. 5, at 11:30 a.m., testify virtually to tell MPC to take action, or just tune in to bear witness.
- BEST notes that climate change is already reflected in the draft goals, but recommends making it explicit. BEST also recommends later develop performance measures to guide actions.
- At their meeting, MPC ultimately directed staff to add language to the draft 3rd goal: “Transportation greenhouse gas emissions are reduced.” They further directed staff to add an objective: “Strive to reduce vehicle-related greenhouse gas emissions and congestion through more sustainable street, bike, pedestrian, transit, and rail network design, location, and management.”