The primary goal of the Transportation & Parking Advisory Committee (TPAC) is to leverage the transportation and parking systems to assist, foster, and expand employment and business growth in the Central Eastside Industrial District.
This includes: improved parking management, freight mobility, ride-sharing and public transport; facilitating bicycle and pedestrian use; and promoting sustainable measures to improve air quality and livability for district residents, employers and employees.
Kate Merrill is the TPAC’s Executive Director. Nyla Clark is the Program Manager for the TPAC.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) launched a new online parking permit system in zones N and G (parts of Hosford-Abernethy, Kerns, Buckman) that issues virtual permits that are license plate number based and enforced. Only residents and businesses who bought zone N permits in 2019 and/or 2020 are eligible to apply for a zone N permit. Prior to 2019, if a permit was not renewed, the applicant was not eligible for future permits. Due to the pandemic, 2021 zone N permits do not need to be purchased in order to purchase permits in 2022. Permits are prorated every year halfway through the permit cycle.
*These minutes will not be approved as there was no quorum and they occurred during the TPAC selection process for new members.