Leaders say they're united when it comes to transportation


Freeway traffic at I5 217 junction   Westside leaders joined others from around the Portland region in releasing a shared statement this week, concerning support for legislative action in transportation.
   The letter reminisces about days of less congestion and more reliability time-wise in the region.  
   It also paints a picture of what the choices are in addressing the state's transportation woes.
   "We want to let it be known: We are united and ready to move forward.  We support our lawmakers working on a statewide transportation package that makes strategic investments that keep people safe and serve our communities. By taking this action together, we succeed together," the partners said in the statement.  
   To read the statement, see Metro's website.