For some unknown reason the "planners" at the Portland-area Metro "regional government" seem to believe that they should be involved in transportation "planning". That's a bit odd, because the government agency known as Tri-Met is supposed to be involved in that.
But if there's an opportunity to muck things up, Metro will find a way to involve themselves. It's what they do. They started off as the "Metropolitan Service District", and then when it became clear that they weren't actually performing any services, they changed their name to "Metro".
It's time for a new name for this layer of government.