Guest column: Central Oregon cities support public transit proposal

On June 13, by a vote of 22-8, the Oregon Senate put the final legislative stamp of approval on House Bill 2745, and in doing so, advanced an innovative opportunity to fund public transit in Central Oregon.

HB 2745 allows Central Oregon communities served by Cascades East Transit to vote on property tax bonds and levies to support improved transit service for their communities. Communities that want to consider making transit investments may do so on their own terms and on their own timelines.

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