[Oeva-list] federal TIGER 6 grant

John Christian john.p.christian at gmail.com
Mon Apr 14 12:46:24 PDT 2014


Will do Chris - thank you.
OEVA members and friends,
I would appreciate having someone step up and draft a letter of support.

Thank you,
John


On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 12:06 PM, Chris Workman <
Chris.Workman at ci.philomath.or.us> wrote:

>  John,
>
>
>
> Thanks for the reply.  The City of Philomath is soliciting letters of
> support for the Philomath Downtown Multimodal Connectivity and Streetscape
> Improvements Project. This is an important project for both the City of
> Philomath as well as the entire US Hwy 20/OR Hwy 34 corridors from I-5 to
> the Oregon Coast. It will not only improve the livability and accessibility
> of the core downtown area, but it is one of the last in a series of
> significant improvements to the US Hwy 20 and OR Hwy 34 corridor that have
> been made over the past several decades.
>
>
>
> The project includes four EV charging stations which I believe will better
> serve owners wanting to access the Central Oregon Coast via Philomath,
> which currently has no high speed charging stations (see the attached map).
>
>
>
> The City is preparing to apply for a federal grant that would provide
> funding for $10 million dollars of the $15.5-$18 million dollar project.
>
>
>
> I’ve attached the narrative for the City’s Downtown Multimodal
> Connectivity and Streetscape Improvement Project. It is probably more
> information than you need, but it covers the regional and local impacts
> this project will have which may help you in writing your letter of
> support. I’m adding a whole separate section dedicated to the importance of
> the EV Charging Stations, but it is not included in this first draft.
>
>  The focus is multimodal connectivity (bike, pedestrian –think “safe
> routes to schools/parks”, electric vehicle charging station, auto, truck
> transport, etc.) and economic development (downtown revitalization, Main
> Street Project, urban renewal, benefits to existing and new business,
> etc.). Use of these key terms and a clear description of how this project
> will improve these areas will greatly strengthen our application.
>
>
>
> I assume the majority of your members are centralized in the Portland
> metro area, but your support for the electric vehicle as an industry will
> be a nice feather in our cap as we proceed with this application and
> project.
>
> I would like to receive all letters of support back by Wednesday, April 23
> so we can submit our application on the April 24.  Address your letters to
> the Selection Committee of the Department of Transportation, 1200 New
> Jersey Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20590.
>
> Digital copy via email or delivered hard copy will both work fine.
>
>
>
> If you have any questions or concerns about the project or would like some
> specific language to use in drafting a letter of support please contact me
> directly. Again, thank you for your continued support in helping make this
> project a reality.
>
>
>
> Thank you for your time and consideration,
>
>
>
> Chris Workman
>
> City Manager
>
> 541-929-6148
>
>
>
> *"Never too busy to help."*
>
>
>
> [image: Philomath Logo small]
>
>
>
> *From:* John Christian [mailto:john.p.christian at gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Monday, April 14, 2014 8:38 AM
> *To:* Chris Workman
> *Subject:* federal TIGER 6 grant
>
>
>
> Hi Chris,
>
>
>
> How can I help?
>
> --
> John P. Christian
>
> Chairman - Oregon Electric Vehicle Association
>
> (503) 704-2155
>
> www.oeva.org
>
>
>
> Don't care about Global Warming? Don't hug trees?
>
> Think about the "True Cost to Own" your gas car:
>
> + Dare to compare any EV against your car: http://www.edmunds.com/tco.html
>



-- 
John P. Christian
Chairman - Oregon Electric Vehicle Association
(503) 704-2155
www.oeva.org

 Don't care about Global Warming? Don't hug trees?
Think about the "True Cost to Own" your gas car:
+ Dare to compare any EV against your car: http://www.edmunds.com/tco.html
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