The City of Portland’s POEM project started with a question: Should we use pricing strategies more intentionally in Portland to create a more equitable and sustainable transportation system? Between 2019-2021, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) in partnership with the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) convened a community task force to explore this question and advise the City on the next steps.
The strategy team comprised of PBOT and BPS staff brought forward the recommendations to the Portland City Council on October 13th and the vote was unanimous in support. POEM recommendations are important to our communities because they have the potential to impact transportation equity, transportation options, and climate action in the city of Portland.
Listen and read GTT’s testimony below: