Transportation celebrations circulate the region


Governor Cermonial Signing of HB2017   Governor Kate Brown traveled the state in August to celebrate the passage and ceremonial signing of HB2017, also known as the State Transportation Package.  
   Brown's last stop was at Portland Community College's Southeast Campus.
   The $5.3 billion transportation package is a 10-year investment in roads, rail, bridges, and ports. 
   Half of all road funding will go directly to cities and counties to complete local communities' top road maintenance and safety improvements. 
   Funding is also dedicated to complete additional sidewalks, bike lanes, and crossings near schools to help students get to school safely.
   Earlier on the same day as Brown's ceremonial signing, Washington County and the City of Beaverton held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Farmington Road project between Murray Boulevard and Hocken.
  Congratulations to all who work tirelessly to make the regional transportation system better.