Our Approach to Regional Programs
In July, Metro released 16 Program Concepts for the T2020 Task Force to consider and prioritize. The Task Force will make a recommendation at their August 21 meeting.
Similar to our approach to corridor prioritization, a people and equity first approach is important as we consider any program. Centering people who use the system will inevitably lead us in accomplishing our region’s climate and safety goals. GTT’s recommendations will be based on the following considerations:
- Which programs address safety issues that may not be covered in the corridors approach?
- Which programs best complement potential enhanced rapid transit that could come from the investments in corridors?
- Which programs best address anti-displacement and help to repair past harm to communities who have been affected by displacement and gentrification in our region?
- Which programs best help address barriers to accessing public transit, especially for low-income people, youth, elders, people with disabilities?
- What programs best address personal safety issues related to walking, biking and taking public transit in our region?
It is critical for Metro to work with our transit agencies to define with the community what an increase in ridership strategy can look like that will consider changing the ages of access to our youth on a year-round basis and providing more service coverage.