Add Kurt Schrader and Janelle Bynum to List of Democratic Elected Officials Against Metro Transportation Tax
U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) told WW in an interview today he does not support Measure 26-218, the $4 billion transportation measure that the Metro Council referred to the November ballot.
“I am totally against it,” Schrader says.
Schrader, who represented Clackamas County in the Legislature before winning his congressional seat in 2008, has always been a business-friendly Democrat who recognized the value of public infrastructure investments. The Metro measure could leverage nearly $3 billion in federal matching funds, and proponents have touted the construction jobs it would create with the building of a new MAX line from Portland to Tigard and investments in projects in 17 transportation corridors, including a $240 million project on the Sunrise Highway and another $230 million project on McLoughlin Boulevard in Clackamas County.