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. Adrienne Chaillé is the Program Manager for the TPAC.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic in the spring of 2020, the 20/21 permit year was delayed two months and will run July 1st, 2020 – April 30, 2021. Zone G and N 2019-2020 permits will be honored through July 31, 2020. Zone N permits not renewed during the 2020-2021 permit year will be eligible for renewal the following year, Zone N permit eligibility in permit year 2021-2022 will be based on permits issued in 2019-2020. Permits are prorated every year halfway through the permit cycle, and due to the delayed start of the permit year, this year’s half-price permit starts December 1, 2020.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is launching a new online parking permit system in zones N and G (parts of Hosford-Abernethy, Kerns, Buckman). 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. The online system goes live on March 15, 2021, for the upcoming permit renewal cycle.
*These minutes will not be approved as there was no quorum and they occurred during the TPAC selection process for new members.