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.
Ready to join us?
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.
Current Coalition members include the following organizations:
NEWS AND UPDATES
Our Approach to Regional Programs In July, Metro released 16 Program Concepts for the T2020 Task Force to consider and prioritize. The Task Force will make a recommendation at their August 21 meeting. Similar to our approach to corridor prioritization, a people and equity first approach is important as we consider any program. Centering people […]
We are excited to welcome our new coalition coordinator, Walter Robinson II! Walter has already hit the ground running in the beginning to expand the coalition, and preparing for strategic and intentional advocacy for communities currently least served by our transportation system. You will be hearing much more from them soon! Walter comes to this […]
By Samuel Diaz, Director of Community Engagement, 1000 Friends of Oregon 1000 Friends of Oregon is proud to be a member of the Getting There Together Coalition, a diverse coalition championing a fair and transparent process to develop a regional transportation measure in the greater Metro area. This is part 1 of a 3-part series. […]
Yesterday afternoon, a standing-room only audience at Metro-owned Winningstad Theatre in Portland watched as new Metro Councilors were sworn into service in their new regional leadership role. The Getting There Together Coalition welcomes the new Metro Council and looks forward to working with them on building equitable transportation investments throughout the region. People. Planning. Parity. […]