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.


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@sp_redelectric Hi Erik, some clarification. Outside projects, 1/M26-218 includes $50M/year for funding that will go to transit, sidewalks, cycling & has yet to be defined - it’s competitive & Tigard definitely has needs! 2/Tigard doesn’t pay for the measure, it’s a tax on big businesses.

@sp_redelectric What is this project that you speak of? We’re a transportation justice advocacy coalition. We don’t have ‘projects’.

@sp_redelectric Nah. We want more buses just like you do. We recognize there’s a lot of great funding in transportation measure - it includes more than one project & focuses on safety/accessibility/transit + will benefit Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood & all the other communities in the region.

Ranfis Villatoro of the @BGAlliance "compared the measure to the Works Progress Administration (WPA), which spurred economic growth during the Great Depression by buying materials & creating jobs by constructing public roads & buildings." #GetMoving2020

@buttermilk1 @TheWarOnCars Greater Portland, OR region will be voting on a transportation measure that is massively focused on safety and transit investments on 17 roads + $50m/year annually for safe routes to school, bike, ped and safety projects, a new frequent transit network, bus electrification. 💯

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