The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has completed an update of its Transportation System Development Charge (TSDC) methodology and capital project list.  A TSDC is a one-time fee assessed new development to help fund the cost of capital improvements to serve a growing population.  The City of Portland (City) first adopted TSDCs in 1997 and last updated the methodology and project list in 2017.


PBOT has been working since April 2016 to update its TSDC program which consists of three primary elements: 1) TSDC methodology, 2) capital project list, and 3) rate schedule.


The update process has included a robust community engagement effort to provide input on each program element.  We invite you to review the updated methodology and capital project list contained in the Draft 2017 Transportation System Development Charge Rate Study which may be found at PBOT’s website: .  The website also includes the proposed TSDC Rate Schedule and project list funding levels.


City Council will be asked to adopt the updated TSDC methodology, project list and rate schedule at a public hearing scheduled for July 26, 2017 at 2pm at Portland City Hall.  The adopted changes are proposed to take effect January 1, 2018.

If you have questions or would like a presentation by PBOT staff, please contact or call 503-823-7239.



Anne Hill | Program Development
Portland Bureau of Transportation
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 800

Portland, OR 97204

503-823-7239 |


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