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
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 […]
Our current pandemic should be a situation where we maintain or increase public transit funding, rather than cut it. Fewer people are indeed riding the MAX or bus, which was a good thing in the short term given the need for physical distancing and self-isolation measures to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic — but there’s still […]
Hey! Have you taken our Community Survey on the Regional Transportation Measure? Make sure you do so prior to June 26! Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the timeline for Metro Council to potentially refer a Regional Transportation Measure shifted from May to July. Following community input this spring, Metro Council recently discussed and moved forward […]
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, we are called to re-center what our communities need most and how as leaders, decision makers and advocates, we can support a recovery that is equitable, affordable, and reparative. With the region’s racial equity goals in mind, it is essential to recognize that COVID-19 and the surrounding crisis has […]
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