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Metro’s proposed transit tax needs better analysis before becoming law

Oct 5, 2020

Voters should reject Measure 26-218, which got to the ballot with little Read More

The Job Creation Claims for Metro’s $4 Billion Transportation Measure Are Misleading

Oct 5, 2020

Voters might not want to ride the MAX to Bridgeport Village, but they Read More

Metro: Deep in Debt and Getting Deeper

Sep 30, 2020

The regional government plans to borrow money to implement its new income Read More

Why This Portland Transit Veteran Is Voting No on Metro’s Bond

Sep 10, 2020

Metro’s proposed transportation measure departs from its past track record of success and innovation. The most expensive project in the package, the $2.8 billion SW Corridor light rail project, is a perfect case in point on what’s wrong. Read More

Workers to Bear Burden of New Metro Tax

Sep 7, 2020

Unlike Metro’s recently passed taxes for housing services, T2020 will impose hundreds of dollars in new taxes on just about every working person in the region. Read More

Metro Pushes Transportation Bond While Acknowledging Serious Problems

Aug 31, 2020

Metro Council President Lynn Peterson claims the spending will create jobs, reduce pollution, prepare the region for growth, and advance racial justice. But such claims require extraordinary evidence. Read More

Emails Show Why Metro’s Multibillion-Dollar Transportation Measure Has Drawn Lots of Opposition

Aug 26, 2020

Unemployment in Multnomah County stands at 11%, a point higher than the state average. More layoffs are expected when the summer travel and dining season ends. Schools won't open before April, and many local businesses will see no revenue until a vaccine for COVID-19 emerges. Read More

The Case Against Metro’s $5 Billion Transportation Bond

Aug 25, 2020

Metro’s proposed $5 billion transportation measure makes no sense for the region, for transportation, for our economy, for our kids and for our planet. Read More

Portland Business Alliance counters Metro council president’s offer on payroll tax rate

Aug 7, 2020

The Portland Business Alliance asked Metro to take a $5 billion transportation Read More

Metro’s Untimely, Nonsensical Light-Rail Project

Aug 5, 2020

Last month, the Metro Council voted to send a regional payroll tax to the November ballot. There are at least three problems with this proposal. Read More