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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We have a huge opportunity to envision a new norm. What would it take to bring activity back to normal and keep climate harming pollution at these low levels?

Rounding out the month with a coalition partner shoutout to @UniteOregon, who build a unified intercultural movement for justice across the state (and the Portland Metro region!)

have you joined the GTT coalition yet? We'd love your support!

Application for the 2020-2021 Multnomah Youth Commission is now open. If you are a youth between the age of 13-21 and want your voice to be heard and/or have a passion for making policy changes, apply today.

Application due April 5th, 2020 by 5pm.

For more info: link in our bio

During this crisis, OPAL is making a firm recommitment to fighting for fair solutions, the rights of our communities & a thriving future 1/5

Today we're giving our coalition shoutout to our pals at @thestreettrust. We're grateful to have The Street Trust at the table as we move forward in pushing for a thoughtful, equitable, climate-smart #getmoving2020 transportation package from @oregonmetro.

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