SENATE COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

April 1, 2003                                                                                                           Hearing Room C

8:00 AM                                                                                                                       Tapes 74 - 76

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Rick Metsger, Chair

Sen. Bruce Starr, Vice-Chair

Sen. Ryan Deckert

Sen. David Nelson

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Amy Joyce, Committee Administrator  

Annastasia Suess, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD: SB 775 – Public Hearing

                                                SB 764 - Public Hearing

                                                SB 787 - Public Hearing

                                               

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.  Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speaker’s exact words.  For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 74, A

002

Chair Metsger

Calls the committee to order at 8:04 a.m. and opens a public hearing on SB 775.

SB 775 - PUBLIC HEARING

010

Doug Riggs

Pac/West Communications. Begins presentation on SB 775 and provides written materials (EXHIBIT A, B).

125

Martin Loring

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Provides testimony in support of SB 775 (EXHIBIT C).

175

Cynthia Thompson

Transportation Options Division, City of Portland. Provides testimony in support of SB 775 (EXHIBIT D).

290

Dan Aberg

Executive Director of the Westside Transportation Alliance (WTA). Provides written testimony in support of SB 775 (EXHIBIT E).

325

Chair Metsger

Asks what ODOT would do with the recommendations provided by the proposed task force.

345

Loring

Provides an opinion.

355

Tom Brian

Washington County. Begins discussion on SB 775 and provides written testimony in support of SB 775 (EXHIBIT F).

TAPE 75, A

040

Vice Chair B. Starr

Comments on the conceptual draft amendments turned in as exhibits.

050

Sen. Deckert

States that the words Task Force might not be the right description for the work group.

055

Brian

States the intent is to show legislative support as well as ODOT support.

125

Matt Blevins

Legislative Affairs Director, Oregon Environmental Council (OEC). Begins discussion on SB 775 and provides written testimony (EXHIBIT G).

150

Randy Tucker

1000 Friends of Oregon.  Provides testimony in support of SB 775.

180

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 775 and opens a public hearing on SB 764.

SB 764 –PUBLIC HEARING

190

Linda Adlard

Chief Engineer, City of Beaverton. Begins discussion on SB 764 and provides written materials (EXHIBIT H).

240

Chair Metsger

Asks how many intersections in Beaverton currently utilize the cameras.

245

Adlard

States Beaverton uses four.

250

Chair Metsger

Asks what the standard that is currently used.

260

Adlard

States that Beaverton uses the national standard.

265

Chair Metsger

Asks for clarification on the conditions of the intersections over the last ten years.

280

Adlard

States that the four intersections are in older sections of Beaverton.

290

Troy Costales

Safety Division Manager, ODOT. Provides written testimony in support of SB 764 (EXHIBIT I).

325

Sergeant Dean Meisner

Traffic Sergeant of Beaverton. Provides testimony in support of SB 764.

390

Cindy Robert

City of Medford. Begins testimony in support of SB 764.

420

Chair Metsger

Asks for clarification on the dash one amendment.

430

Costales

Defers the question.

440

Adlard

States the national standard is that for each ten miles of speed one second on the yellow light is allowed.  Provides the example, for 70 mph posted, 7 seconds would be needed for maximum stopping distance on the yellow light.

460

Vice Chair B. Starr

Clarifies the average length of yellow light in Oregon. States that instead of providing a specific second number for yellow lights, the work group decided to specify the ITD standard.

TAPE 74, B

054

Mark Landauer

Office of Government Relations, City of Portland.  Provides summary of the ITD standard, which provides the national safety standard for stopping at a red light.

075

Sen. Nelson

Asks for the cost of managing the red lights.

080

Adlard

States the cost is dependent on the vendors.

100

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 764 and opens a public hearing on SB 787.

SB 787 – PUBLIC HEARING

120

Dave Barrows

Dave Barrow’s & Associates, representing Segway Human Transporter Corporation (SHTC).  Summarizes the intent of SB 787 (EXHIBIT J).

125

Matt Dailida

Director of Government Affairs, SHTC. Begins discussion in support of SB 787.

240

Barrows

Comments on the work done on the bill during the 2002 year.

275

Chair Metsger

Asks if the dash two amendments are supported by the proponent.

285

Barrows

States no.

350

Sen. Deckert

Asks what the rational was for San Francisco’s prohibition of the Human Transporter (HT).

380

Dailida

Clarifies San Francisco’s laws of usage.

400

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks for more explanation of the use of HT’s on populated pedestrian sidewalks.

410

Dailida

Provides a brief summary of the usage and design of HT’s.

TAPE 75, B

060

Sen. Nelson

Asks how the HT will carry large loads and how it distributes the weight of the load.

080

Dailida

Comments on the technology on board each HT.

085

Sen. Nelson

Asks how use in a rural areas would work, and asks if the costs are affordable.

92

Dailida

Comments on both the use design and the current costs.

102

Sen. Nelson

Asks about theft prevention.

105

Dailida

Comments on the technology built into the HT to prevent theft.

130

Ellen Vanderslice

President, Willamette Pedestrian Coalition. Provides summary of the dash two, three and four amendments and provides written testimony in opposition to SB 787 (EXHIBIT K).

210

Dan Polette

Board Member, Willamette Pedestrian coalition. Provides written testimony in opposition to SB 787 (EXHIBIT L).

250

Rod Daggett

SE Portland Resident. Provides written testimony in opposition to SB 787 (EXHIBIT M).

320

Curt Curtis

Sergeant, Oregon State Police. Provides written testimony on SB 787 (EXHIBIT N).

420

Costales

ODOT. Begins discussion and provides written testimony on SB 787 (EXHIBITS O, P).

TAPE 76, A

050

Susan Schneider

City of Portland. Provides testimony in support of SB 787 and the dash one amendments.

070

Chair Metsger

Asks for clarification on the definition of the electric personal device.

080

Schneider

Comments.

085

Chair Metsger

Asks for consistency of the prohibitions of sidewalks.

090

Costales

Comments on individual cities and towns prohibitions.

105

Curtis

States that a consistency for the multiple electric powered devices would make definition easier.

120

Jacqueline Zimmer Jones

Oregon Association of Area Agencies of Aging and Disabilities. Provides testimony on SB 787.

140

Andrea Fogue

League of Oregon Cities. Provides testimony in support of SB 787.

150

Chair Metsger

Closes the public hearing on SB 787 and adjourns the committee at 10:05 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 775, presentation materials, Doug Riggs, 16 pp

B – SB 775, written testimony, Doug Riggs, 1 p

C – SB 775, written testimony, Martin Loring, 2 pp

D – SB 775, written testimony, Cynthia Thompson, 2 pp

E – SB 775, written testimony, Dan Aberg, 1 p

F – SB 775, written materials, Tom Brian, 3 pp

G – SB 775, written materials, Matt Blevins, 2 pp

H – SB 764, written testimony, Linda Adlard, 6 pp

I – SB 764, written testimony, Troy Costales, 1 p

J – SB 787, written testimony, Dave Barrows, 2 pp

K – SB 787, written testimony, Ellen Vanderslice, 2 pp

L – SB 787, written testimony, Dan Polette, 1 p

M – SB 787, written testimony, Rod Daggett, 1 p

N – SB 787, written testimony, Curt Curtis, 2 pp

O – SB 787, written testimony, Troy Costales, 1 p

P – SB 787, written testimony, Troy Costales, 3 pp