Community Members Asked to Share Stories on Impact of Winter Weather for Accessibility

Share YOUR story of navigating Portland’s Ice and Snow

As the winter weather approaches, the Disability Program is partnering with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to encourage community members and businesses to clear their icy and snowy pathways. To do this, we’re asking for community members who would be willing to share their stories on how lingering snow and ice impact the accessibility, livability, and safety of Winter Portland.

We hope to share these stories as part of PBOT’s Winter Weather Tips and other winter-weather features.

If you’d like to share your story, please contact Joanne at joanne.johnson@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-9970.

All Portlanders need to understand the vital role everyone has in creating a safe, accessible and mobile Portland this Winter. If you’d like to be part of moving Portland beyond “It Will Melt” and change the way Portland handles snow and ice, please get in touch!

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Apply to Serve on PBOTs Towing Board of Review!

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is seeking three volunteer members to represent the community at large who are affected by towing services throughout the City. This is a unique opportunity to influence towing operations to better serve Portland residents. Your input and insight into Portland’s towing industry will help ensure that Portland’s evolving market operates safely, fairly, and efficiently.

The Towing and Private Property Impound (PPI) Program promotes public safety and convenience by ensuring that municipal and private property contract towers are providing vehicle towing and storage services in a timely, courteous, safe, and professional manner. Established in City Code Chapter 3.98, the Towing Board of Review oversees and monitors the performance of Tow Contractors and the Tow Desk (tow truck dispatch service).

Members are confirmed by the City Council and serve for a period of two years.

Upcoming issues include renewal of the City’s Towing Contract and the implementation of a new towing dispatch software system.

Apply to become a member of the Towing Board of Review! Completed applications are due by Friday, December 1, 2017. Selected applicants will be invited to meet with the tow program contact prior to the next Board meeting.

Click here to apply: https://goo.gl/forms/R9oWGQRFG1Mg2FJJ2

Want more information? Learn more at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/29980.Contact Patrick Kramer at Patrick.Kramer@portlandoregon.gov or 503-865-2489.

PBOT Event: FREE RV Disposal Turn-In Day

** FREE ** RV Disposal Turn-In Day

Portland International Raceway South Paddock, 1940 N Victory Blvd, Portland, OR 97217, Sunday, October 29, 2017 8:00AM-4:00PM.

On October 29th from 8:00AM-4:00PM. the Portland Bureau of Transportation, Metro, and Portland Police will be holding a FREE Recreational Vehicle Turn-in Event at Portland International Raceway. The event will offer an opportunity for residents of the City of Portland to legally transfer RV ownership of RVs that have little to no resale value to the City at zero cost to the resident. The City will then facilitate the disposal of these RVs. Currently the disposal cost of older RVs is a barrier to people who no longer want to own the vehicles. RV owners are faced with options of keeping the older vehicles in their possession, and pay a significant amount to dispose of it, or donating/giving it away. Our goal is to provide the public a way to dispose of unwanted RVs.

Requirements to Participate:

  • The registered owner of the vehicle must be present to sign over title to the City of Portland. The title must have their name on it.
  • The registered owner must be a City of Portland resident.
  • Only one vehicle per household [i]
  • We will only take vehicles from private parties, no dealerships or businesses.
  • The donated RVs must not contain any personal belongings.
  • The donated RVs must have drained tanks (grey/blackwater).
  • The registered owner is required to get the vehicle to the turn-in location.

You must sign up by October 27, 2017 for an appointment to participate. CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP.

Location: The turn-in location is at Portland International Raceway South Paddock (1940 N Victory Blvd, Portland, OR 97217). Follow the signs once you enter PIR from N. Denver Avenue entrance. The Raceway is conveniently located close to the Max yellow line Delta Park/Vanport station.

Questions? Click here to read the FAQs.  Call 503-823-5775 if you have any additional questions about the program.

[i] PBOT will maintain a waiting list and accommodate more than one vehicle per household, if space allows.

Sidewalk Talk in September with PBoT

Are you interested in learning about infrastructure (or lack thereof) in Brentwood-Darlington and how to help bring improvements to our area? Please attend the September Neighborhood Association meeting at 7:00pm, this Thursday, September 1st, at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center to meet a representative from the Portland Bureau of Transportation, Greg Raisman. He will explain how different processes and programs work and will be available for questions. Hope to see you there!