Portland transportation director resigning to take new job

May 14, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Bureau of Transportation director Leah Treat is leaving after five years on the job.

The 47-year-old said on Twitter she is taking a job with Nelson(backslash)Nygaard, a transportation consulting firm, and will bring the Portland ethos to the national level.

The company says Treat will be its managing director starting Aug. 1, and continue to live in Portland.

Treat has been an advocate for bicycling during her time with the city. She also pushed for a gas tax that was approved by Portland voters, and sought to drastically reduce traffic deaths.

Her departure comes a week after Mike Abbate announced he was resigning from his job as Portland Parks & Recreation director.

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