Getting There Together 




Getting There Together 




About Our Coalition

The Portland metropolitan region is an incredible place to live. But we also know that our region is a place of tremendous disparities in wealth, health, education, jobs, and access to services.

When we talk about building livable communities, we must mean “livable” for all — inclusive of all ages, abilities, races, incomes, and backgrounds. We envision a region in which everyone can live, work, play, pray, and thrive. It’s a region of communities where all of our neighbors have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of our success, and where we’re united in tackling our challenges — together.

To do that, we must build our region’s transportation system on a foundation of social equity. As a region, we need to reduce congestion on our highways and roads by:

  • Making our streets safe and accessible for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds​;
  • Investing in new bus & MAX lines to help people get where they need to go;
  • Ensuring that transportation investments are transparent and accountable to the community;
  • Preventing mass displacement and restoring housing affordability; and
  • Guaranteeing funding for programs and operations that increases access to transportation options.

Do these guiding principles align with your vision for our region? 


The Getting There Together Coalition was formed in 2017 in response to growing concerns that the Portland metropolitan region wasn’t adequately planning to build the comprehensive infrastructure and transportation system that will alleviate growing freeway congestion, empower working Oregonians to get to jobs, and ensure all the region’s residents prosper from an equitable, sustainable, and climate-smart investment in our future.

East Portland Action Plan (EPAP)
Disability Rights Oregon
North by Northeast Community Health Center
AARP Oregon


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I’m here for it as well. #UpWithRiders ftw 🏆

Thank you to @vivianherself and folks at @UniteOregon @APANONews @colorcoalition @Verde_NW and many more members at the @ThereTogether for leading with racial equity at the forefront in this package. @OPALEJOR

In good company with my fellow T2020 task force members who double down on the call for the regional investment to lead with racial equity.

Want to fight #racism? Make buses fare-free and respond to demand.

@Oregonian Thanks to Nate McCoy of @namcoregon, Marcus Mundy of @colorcoalition & Getting There Together Coalition members @vivianherself of @Verde_NW, Chi Nguyen of @APANONews & @kaysejama of @UniteOregon.

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