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
We are now about three months away from Metro’s referral of a regional investment in transportation in 2020 – Metro is widely expected to make that referral this May for the November 2020 ballot. This ballot measure will likely invest close to $6bn in transportation projects in our communities in the coming years. The Getting […]
On Monday, January 13, Metro Councilors will hear from the public (you!) about which projects to include in the T2020 Transportation Measure, which will likely be referred to the ballot for a vote in November 2020. A T2020 Task Force recommended a slate of projects that includes many projects to improve safety, accessibility, and affordability […]
This Autumn, Task Force members considered project investment recommendations on Tier 1 Corridors. In October, Task Force members received Metro’s Preliminary Staff Recommendation for projects to recommend for inclusion in the T2020 measure. The Coalition spent countless hours with our Research Committee analyzing the projects based on our values of racial equity, safety, climate, and […]
YouthPass is a program that currently gives Portland Public School (PPS) students free access to Trimet transit service in lieu of a traditional school bus system. The program was originally offered only to low-income students, but was expanded in 2011 thanks to organizing from young people of color at Sisters in Action for Power to […]
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