The growth we expect will further strain Bend's already challenged transportation system. To keep up with the growth, new funding will be needed. The City of Bend estimates needing about $280 million on new road, bike and pedestrian infrastructure to keep up with growth. Add to this the cost of building new and highly popular urban trails, plus expanding the transit system and it's clear that funding our transportation system is a major issue.

Where will the money come from?

The City of Bend has convened a Citywide Transportation Advisory Committee, and it has a sub-committee focused on funding. The Funding Work Group is reviewing options and making recommendations on how we can pay for the work that needs to be done. The meetings are open to the public, where you can learn what's going on and even share your opinions with the group.