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Programs

Engineering, Traffic Signals, and Streetlights

Project design, civil design standards, traffic safety investigations, traffic signals and signal timing, streetlights, and major structures. Engineering Services group at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).

Fixing Our Streets

Portland's gas tax and heavy vehicle use tax, funding a variety of road improvements.

Last Thursdays on Alberta

Last Thursdays on Alberta is an art walk that stretches 15 blocks along Northeast Alberta Street. In 2019, its 22nd season, it will fill the street 6 to 9 p.m. the last Thursdays of June, July and August.

Maintenance Operations

Road maintenance, sidewalks, street signs, and other city assets. Potholes, paving, base repair, sewer repair, street sweeping. Plowing and salt in snow and ice events. 24/7 emergency dispatch to road hazards. Maintenance Operations group at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).

Parking Enforcement and Operations

Parking enforcement, SmartPark garages, long-term parking permits for residents and businesses, parking pay stations, pay-by-plate, and the Parking Kitty mobile app. Parking Services group at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).

Portland Sunday Parkways

Promotes healthy active living through a series of free events opening the city's largest public space - its streets - to walk, bike, roll, and discover active transportation. Presented by Kaiser Permanente.

Private for-hire transportation

Private for-hire services include taxis, transportation network companies (TNCs), limousines, party buses, executive sedans, town cars, tour vehicles, non-emergency medical transport, pedicabs, quadricycles, and horse-drawn carriages.

Public Works

Capital projects and permits for the public domain.

Safe Ride Home

A partnership to prevent impaired driving, working with taxis, transportation network companies, police and bar owners to offer reduced-cost rides home on targeted holidays.

Safe Routes to School

A partnership between the City of Portland, schools, neighborhoods, community organizations and agencies, continuing to increase safety and improve health for students and their families.

SmartPark garages

Shoppers, business clients, and visitors enjoy five downtown facilities with nearly 4,000 public spaces. SmartPark garages offer the lowest short-term hourly rates and are close to your favorite restaurant, retailer and cultural venue.

Transportation Permitting

Public works and utility permitting. Right-of-way acquisition. Temporary street use permitting for moving and construction. Community use of the right-of-way for block parties, special events, art, and other installations. Permitting group at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).

Transportation Planning

Local and regional transportation policy. Planning of projects by area and by mode of transportation. Implementation of the Transportation System Plan, part of Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan. The Planning team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).

Transportation Projects

Management and delivery of transportation construction projects. Local improvement districts. Transformation of the central city for all travel modes. Partners with regional agencies. The Capital Projects team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).

Transportation Wallet

Residents and employees who live or work within the NW Parking District are eligible to purchase a Transportation Wallet, or trade in an eligible parking permit and receive one for free.

Vision Zero

Through the Vision Zero program, the City of Portland and our partners are working to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on our streets.

Walking, Biking, Transit, and Transportation Safety

Programs for walking, biking, and taking transit. Vision Zero. Safe Routes to School. Bike-share. Making all modes of travel safer, easier, and more reliable. Active Transportation and Safety team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).