As voters consider whether to support the Metro Council’s proposed $4 billion transportation measure on next month’s ballot, one of the region’s largest employers has told the regional government it believes it is exempt from paying the tax, which will charge companies, including non-profits, up to .75 percent of payroll.
Metro wants to build a new MAX line from Portland to Tigard and make transportation investments in 17 safety corridors in its tri-county service area. The tax Metro designed applies to companies that employ more than 25 people. Just before referring it to voters in July, Metro decided to exempt local government payers such as the city of Portland and Multnomah County, which each employ thousands of people.
WW has learned that OHSU, which pays the TriMet payroll tax upon which Metro modeled its proposed tax, has told Metro it does not believe it should have to pay the transportation
Press release from The Town Of Brookline’s Transportation Department:
Oct. 2, 2020
The Transportation Board is looking for 4 members to serve on the newly created Shared Mobility Advisory Committee. The mission of the new advisory committee is to encourage, plan for, and advocate for improved access and utilization of shared mobility systems within the Town of Brookline.
It shall advise the Transportation Board on matters related to shared mobility including, but not limited to, public transportation, shuttles, senior transportation, ride share, car share, bike share, and micro-mobility share for commuting, general mobility and pleasure, with an emphasis on safety and access.
Additionally, SMAC will work with the MBTA and the Town to fine-tune existing bus and train service and infrastructure, as well as explore new opportunities to expand shared transportation accessibility for residents and for those who travel to and from Brookline for work and pleasure.
Membership is open