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2017

Members and guest were happy to get in out of the weather to award scholarships and recognize the Innovative Transportation Solution project.

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The topic was Portland's Smart Cities. The presenters were Leah Treat, Director, PBOT; Christine Leon, Development Permitting & Transit Group Mgr, PBOT; Margi Bradway, Active Transportation & Safety Div Mgr, PBOT; & Kristin Tufte, Ass't Prof, PSU

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Susie Lahsene, chair of Oregon’s Statewide Freight Advisory Committee, focused her presentation on freight choke-points in the region and the importance of addressing these constraints over the next several years

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Members met to talk with old friends and meet new ones.

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2016

John Horvick, DHM Research Political Director, discussed changing demographics, voter values and policy trends that are and will affect Oregon and the nation.

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Why equity in transportation is important. Panel moderator: Barbara Ramirez Spencer (Portland Streetcar). Panel: Emmett Wheatfall (Clackamas County), Anita Yap ( Multicultural Collaboration) & Diego Hernandez (Momentum Alliance).

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Steve Hoyt-McBeth, PBOT, discussed the rollout of Portland's Bike Share "BIKETOWN".

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Chapter members gathered reflect on 2015, honor its many volunteers and generally just have a good time!

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Heather Wills (Parametrix) narrated a panel of Leah Robbins (TriMet), Leah Treat (PBOT) & Elissa Gertler (Metro) discussing the career successes, lessons learned, mentors and other factors leading to their successful careers.

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Awards and scholarship funding. New Voice: Hannah Crum. Member of the Year: Courtney Duke. Diversity Leadership: MultiCultural Collaboration. Employer of the Year: PBOT. Woman of the Year, Karen Schilling. President's Award: Matt Hastie & Sumi Malik

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Nick Sauvie (ROSE Community Development) moderated a panel of Jes Larson (Welcome Home Coalition) & Arlie Atkins (U of Arizona) addressing the importance of including affordable housing concerns in all transportation planning efforts.

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Kristen Stallman (ODOT) & Kristin Dahl (Travel Oregon) discussed the new Columbia Gorge Express pilot, the importance of transit partnerships & the Ready, Set, Gorge communication work re: the shuttle & how to travel the Gorge w/ less negative impact

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2015

The Portland Chapter celebrated our first thirty years with many old friends, awarded scholarships, honored the Innovative Transportation Solution project and presented the Secretary Ray LaHood Award

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A joint event between WTS Portland and the Portland Freight Committee. Opening remarks provided by City Commissioner Steve Novick and Metro Councilor Craig Dirksen. Panel Moderator Sandra McDonough (President & CEO, Portland Business Alliance)

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Kate Hunter-Zaworski, OSU professor of Civil and Construction Engineering, discussed the societal benefits of bicycle and pedestrian friendly communities.

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Members and Guests at the Sentinel Hotel with speaker Kate Hunter-Zaworski of OSU discussing bicycle and pedestrian friendly communities.

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Panel moderated by Sunny Petit, Executive Director, Portland State University Center for Women's Leadership. Panel members: Amanda Fritz, Portland City Commissioner; Diane McKeel, Multnomah County Commissioner and Kathryn Harrington, Metro Councilor

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Members and Guests at the January 2015 Luncheon at the Sentinel Hotel with Guest Speaker Leah Treat, City of Portland Director of Transportation.

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Panel moderator: Alan Lehto, TriMet Director of Planning. Panel members: Karen Rosenweig, King Co BRT PM, John Evans, Lane Transit BRT PM & Chuck Green, C-TRAN BRT PM discussing implementation of BRT in their communities.

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Members and Guests at the March 2015 Luncheon at the Sentinel Hotel.

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WTS Portland Members and Guests luncheon at the Sentinel Hotel with speaker The Honorable Earl Blumenauer, of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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US Representative Earl Blumenauer discussed the need for additional transportation funding at the Federal, state and local levels and what he is doing in Congress to address the issue at the national level.

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March 3, 2015. We gathered to thank volunteers and generally have a good time.

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We were treated this month to a fun Jeopardy experience to learn about Connected Vehicle Technology - when will we see it and what does it mean for infrastructure. Our game host was Jon Makler, ODOT Region 1 Planning Manager.

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An expert panel of Carmen Merlo, Portland Bureau of Emergency Management Director and OSU Civil Professors Dr. Andre Barbosa & Dr. Haizhong Wang sent "tremors" through the audience by discussing the likely results of "The Big One" earthquake locally.

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June 2. New Voice: Katherine (Kate) McQuillan. Member of the Year: Alison Tanaka. Diversity Leadership Award: Carolina Gonzalez. Employer of the Year: Multnomah County. Woman of the Year: Jerri Bohard. President's Award: PSU's TREC.

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Karen Schilling is retiring - come wish her well Thursday, July 23, 2015; 5:30 p.m. at Coopers Hall Winery and Taproom, 404 SE 6th Ave, Portland WTS Portland is excited to announce a reception of retirement for Karen Schilling. Karen is retiring aft

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Members and guests were treated to a preview ride on the new Orange Line along with welcoming remarks from TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane on July 9.

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Tonia Buell, WSDOT’s Interim Director of Public-Private Partnerships and former WTS Board Member from the Sacramento Chapter, provided a presentation about the infrastructure being installed to support electric vehicle charging.

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2014

Planning for Complete Communities and Effective, Equitable Transportation Systems

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Members and guests at the April 8th luncheon at the Sentinel Hotel with speaker Neil McFarlane, TriMet General Manager.

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Members and guest gathered on April 8 to hear TriMet General Manager discuss the current and future direction of the Portland Region's transit agency.

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Members and Guests at the January 14th luncheon at the Governor Hotel with guest speaker Jason Tell, ODOT Region 1 Manager.

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Kirstin Pennington led a panel of Galen McGill, Dennis Mitchell, Mark Bandy and Patty Rubstello discussing Traffic Technology in Oregon and Washington. Great things are being done to make our roads and freeways safer.

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At the November luncheon members and guests heard from Oregon State Representative Tobias Read about the upcoming legislative session and the possibilities for a transportation funding package.

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The Portland chapter gathered on October 14 to hear ODOT Director Matt Garrett discuss news from ODOT, including prospects for funding from the 2015 Legislature.

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WTS Portland Chapter members and guests luncheon at the Sentinel Hotel, with speaker Matthew Garrett, Director of the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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Elissa Gertler, Metro Planning Director moderated a mayoral panel consisting of Mayor Jeremy Ferguson (Milwaukie), Mayor John Cook (Tigard) and Mayor Tim Leavitt (Vancouver). The mayors discussed their community issues and future visions.

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On June 3 chapter members and friends honored the recipients of the New Voice, Diversity Leadership, Employer of the Year, Member of the Year, Woman of the Year and President Awards. We also bestowed two honorary memberships.

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The Portland Chapter awarded scholarships to four outstanding women: Miranda Barrus, Mandia Gonzales, Jasmine Pahukula and Rae-Leigh Stark. We also honored the Project of the Year: US 97 Bend North Corridor FEIS & ROD.

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Members met on March 17 to recognize our volunteers, discuss the upcoming International Conference and to have fun.

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This ride looked at bike signal heads, contraflow bikelanes, a bike priority signal, a bike scramble signal, green lane markings, 2 stage left turns, blue detection lights, and more good & bad examples of bike-friendly signal and intersection design.

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Nearly 35 people participated in a walking tour of downtown Vancouver, co-organized by WTS and Destination Downtown. The tour included visits to some of Vancouver’s public art and murals, and featured recent and ongoing revitalization sites.

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On 11/5/14, 28 people joined WTS Member and Engineer Colleen Smith with FHWA Western Federal Lands at a Vancouver luncheon. Participants learned about the role of Federal Lands, and Colleen's work on transportation in Denali and Yellowstone.

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Twenty WTS members and friends gathered to enjoy networking and good conversation. Special guest Margi Bradway, the new Active Transportation Divison Manager at PBOT, shared her thoughts on equity, emerging priorities, and integrating projects & TDM.

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WTS held a reception for the Oregon Transportation Commission after their regularly scheduled meeting in Salem. The commissioners socialized with WTS members throughout the evening, and the group was addressed by new Chair Catherine Mater.

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21 people joined expert leaders from the BTA, the WTA, the Washington Park TMA, ODOT, and TriMet to learn more about past and future improvements for bikes between Beaverton and Portland.

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Over 50 people joined City of Portland signals manager Peter Koonce on this second annual bike ride to learn how the City has used signal technology to solve problems and make bicycling a real option for transportation.

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Zidell Marine, a Portland industry leader since 1961, hosted WTS members for a behind-the-scenes tour of the largest barge they've ever built, the 422' Dr. Robert J. Beall petroleum hauler.

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2013

Expanding HIA Practice in the Pacific Northwest A full day health impact assessment workshop for non-public health professionals led by Oregon Public Health Institute

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Members only Coffee with TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane at CH2MHill Office in Portland on April 5, 2013.

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Chapter Luncheon, Green STEP model

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Members and friends gathered to celebrate our 2013 Member of the Year, New Voice, Woman of the Year, Employer of the Year, Diversity Leadership Award and the President's Award.

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Members and friends gathered to celebrate our 2013 Member of the Year, New Voice, Woman of the Year, Employer of the Year, Diversity Award and the President's Award.

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Members and friends gathered to celebrate our 2013 Member of the Year, New Voice, Woman of the Year, Employer of the Year, Diversity Leadership Award and the President's Award.

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WTS Reception in Salem for Karmen Fore, Governor's Transportation Advisor

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Young Professionals in Transportation and WTS Portland teamed up for a networking happy hour on August 21st at On Deck Sports Bar patio. A good time was had by all!

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Photos from the September 26th Sellwood Bridge Construction Tour.

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The Portland Chapter honored our scholarship winners and announced our Projects of the Year on December 18.

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Erin Kelly narrated a panel of Dr. Susan Shaheen, Mia Birk and Dan Bower discussing Trends in Car and Bike Sharing Programs.

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20 people toured 2.5 miles of SE Foster Road to learn about plans to improve traffic safety at intersections, new median islands, adding RRFBs, and adding street trees and lighting (part of the Foster Transportation & Streetscape Plan).

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25 people joined Jessica Horning (ODOT) and Jeff Owen (TriMet) on a tour of the I-205 Multi-Use Path to look at its past and future.

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Peter Koonce (Portland Bureau of Transportation) led an innovative signals bike tour for the WTS Pedalpalooza ride series. 50 people attended.

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60 people joined a ride to see things that were planned but never built, including an "Aqua Theater" in Oaks Bottom, new freeways in NW and the inner eastside, and a baseball stadium in the Pearl District.

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Members and Guests at the WTS Portland Chapter Luncheon at the Governor Hotel - March 2013

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Photos from the April 15th 2013 Mayor Charlie Hales Reception.

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This was a joint ITE and WTS Portland Professional Development Event, with a panel of representatives from local agencies discussing measures they are interested in and planning to use; data available; and future data possibilities using PSU's PORTAL

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Our annual Members meeting and volunteer recognition event was held at the beautiful Portland City Grill.

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Members got a personal tour of the Porltand-Milwaukie Light Rail Tarnsit Bridge on the Willamette River by DeeAnn Sandberg from TriMet. We talked about the construction process, materials, and saw first hand the progress ont he bridge.

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26 people joined George Hudson, the mastermind behind Portland's beloved Eastbank Esplanade, to learn about the challenges of building a path in the Willamette River, under a freeway, and coordinating between UPRR, ODFW, & the Army Corps of Engineers

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2012

WTS Portland members and guests at the Feb. 5, 2013 luncheon at the Governor Hotel with Guest Speaker Tilly Chang of San Francisco.

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Sunday Parkways parade ride celebrating women and cycling! http://bikeportland.org/2012/05/14/women-step-up-speak-up-at-inaugural-cyclofemme-ride-71637

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WTS's Spring Awards Event was held at the Gerding Theater at the Armory.

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Michelle Healy and Ken Ackerman gave ten WTS members a detailed inside look at the engineering and planning through a tour of the new trolley trail alignment on a rainy June evening!

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On July 18th, 40 or so WTS members got together at an inner eastside pub to meet, greet and get to know each other better. Participants played a bingo game and discovered who can ride a unicycle, has a Ph.D., has a tattoo, or went to WTS conference!

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WTS hosted a members-only event to pre-tour the eastside streetcar loop.

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Fifteen WTS members enjoyed the last vestiges of summer on the fabulous roof deck and gardens of On Deck with the views of the surrounding Pearl District!

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WTS Portland Chapter Members and Guests at the October 9, 2012 luncheon at the Governor Hotel, featuring speaker Representative Earl Blumenauer.

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Members and Guests at the Nov. 13, 2012, Luncheon at the Governor Hotel with Ellen Vanderslice speaking on the North Williams Avenue Project.

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The WTS Portland Chapter held the 2012 Winter Event on December 19th at Bridgeport Brewing, honoring our scholarship winners, our project of the year, and outgoing and incoming board members

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