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?
WHO WE ARE
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.
NEWS AND UPDATES
This November, our region will be voting on a ballot measure that will make long-overdue investments in safety, transit, accessible, and affordable transportation across the greater Portland region. During the shaping of this measure, the Getting There Together Coalition sought input through our member organizations and heard from communities across the region to identify the […]
In 2017, a small group of leaders from community-based organizations penned a letter asking the region’s transportation leaders to think boldly and more equitably in the ways we invest in transportation for our region — and with it, the Getting There Together Coalition was born. We know our region is stronger when we all have […]
July 16, 2020: Today, after years of work with and input from the community, Metro Council referred their Get Moving 2020 regional transportation investment measure to the November 2020 ballot, which will invest more than $7 billion across the greater Portland region over the next 20 years. Read more about our analysis of and input […]
Metro’s regional transportation investment measure is nearing finalization, with a draft plan of projects and program investments available on their website, upcoming listening sessions scheduled starting June 30, and a referral decision by Metro Council expected to take place on July 16. The Getting There Together Coalition strongly supports referral of this transportation package. Join […]
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