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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Have you heard about $18M/year for SRTS projects & programs, safety funding for our most dangerous streets, and grants for walking and biking connections? Learn more about why we're supporting these programs in the #getmoving2020 transportation measure

"The initial fears of mass transit were overblown & there is scant evidence tying major outbreaks to buses and trains... [however] transit can play a crucial role in the pandemic era by reducing air pollution that makes people more susceptible to COVID."

OR folks! Take this quick survey to let ODOT know how you'd like to spend $2 Billion on transportation needs:

@BikePortland Build a bigger tent *and* an opportunity to work together on creatively increasing (much needed) transportation funding in Oregon? Hell yes.

Some of the US bus cuts made in the 2008 recession were never restored.

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