Congestion, safety, and aging infrastructure
The Portland metropolitan area is in a jam. Hours of traffic delays are coming
at a high cost to individuals, businesses, and communities. Portland ranks No. 11 in the United States for the worst traffic congestion, and it's only projected to get worse.
Increased crashes due to bottlenecks and outdated interchanges are putting Oregonians' safety and economy at risk.
Since the federal gas tax, that primarily funds infrastructure improvement projects has not increased since 1993, much of the region’s infrastructure is outdated and at risk of failing in a significant earthquake.
Climate and Equity
Transportation emissions are Oregon's largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions, and our current transportation system deepens inequities experienced by historically and currently underrepresented and under-served communities.
Oregonians deserve better.