Portland Bureau of Transportation Embracing Drone for Disaster Relief

PBOT is embracing drones for disaster relief

The Portland Transportation Bureau (PBOT) is seeking funs to purchase UAS to help aid disaster response.

The PBOT is seeking $12,000 for invest in two drones for use in evaluating landslides and floods, according to a press release from Portland Commissioner Dan Saltzman.

The income would be part of a $2.8 million budget, which includes a $1.2 million general fund investment for equipment and other materials.

The approval is still pending, and the fund would be available in the budget starting July 1.

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