Oregon – A measure passed by Damascus residents passed last week has put a halt to the state’s efforts to draft a Transportation System Plan for the city.
The Oregon Department of Transportation, which has paid around $300,000 to Portland-based Kittelson and Associates to create the plan, had to stop its efforts after voters approved Measure 3-389 on March 13, reported The Oregonian.
The measure changes the city’s charter to mandate voter approval of plans submittd to Metro or the state, including the transportation plan, the newspaper reported. Around $1 million had been earmarked for the plan as part of the 2009 Jobs and Transportation Act.
The effort was to analyze the city’s transportation system, assess its future needs based on growth, and draft a capital improvement plan with estimated costs for the needed projects.
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