Alliance responds to proposed transportation system development charges



Alliance responds to proposed transportation system development charges

The Alliance provided feedback on the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) proposed rate structure and methodology for transportation system development charges (TSDC). The Alliance recommended the city of Portland first conduct a holistic review of the various SDC’s that are levied by different city bureaus to gain a better understanding of their cumulative impact on development. The Alliance supports a reduced TSDC rate for projects that are located in the central city and along mixed-use corridors, and recommended that the full list of projects that are eligible for TSDC revenue be funded at 40 percent to be consistent with the last TSDC update. Finally, the Alliance urged for a more balanced project list that is not heavily skewed toward active transportation. 

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