Polling shows voters would favor transportation measure


I 5 at 217 Kruse Way   Metro released the findings from a survey of more than 1,400 people in regards to transportation and the region's growth.
   The survey found 73 percent of those surveyed believe traffic congestion is an extremely or very serious problem, and 79 percent said they would be willing to pay $100 more in property taxes per year to fund transportation improvements.
   It also showed 55 percent of respondents were willing to pay up to $300 per year.
   Metro Council President Lynn Peterson said in a statement, "People are tired of sitting in traffic, or waiting for a bus. They want to be home with their families. We need to address this at the regional level and come up with a plan that works for everyone."
   To read more and see the survey results, visit Metro's website