In Washington County, Measure 26-218 makes dedicated project investments along Tualatin Valley Highway, SW 185th, SW Corridor Light Rail, Sunset Transit Center, Walker Rd, Hall Blvd, and the Fanno Creek Trail, plus community stability and anti-displacement funding across the corridors where projects will be built.
Everyone in the region will benefit from the complete electrification of TriMet’s bus fleet, and high school-aged youth will see greater mobility from a new region-wide Youth Transit Access Pass. In addition, Washington County, along with all the cities and counties in the region, will see $50 million per year for the life of the measure in funding for:
- safe routes to school projects and programs
- bike and pedestrian connections
- safety hot spots that reduce traffic-related deaths and injuries
- thriving main streets improvements to support and stabilize our small business districts
- better bus improvements such as dedicated bus lanes, bus priority signals, and other features that make buses easier and faster to board
- anti-displacement and affordable housing strategies related to transportation investments
TV Hwy connects multiple communities on the Westside, including Forest Grove, Cornelius, Hillsboro, Aloha, and Beaverton. As a roadway, it serves many communities of color, including people with limited English proficiency and from lower income households — many people that rely on public transit. TriMet bus 57 runs along TV Highway and has one of the highest riderships in the region and provides access to several parks and trails systems. Currently, This corridor has less access to jobs than much of the region, and poorer transit access to major employers. Measure 26-218 will add bus rapid transit, includes sidewalks, lighting, crosswalks, transit efficiency from Forest Grove to Beaverton. This measure will also construct the Council Creek Trail – a regional multi-use trail connecting Hillsboro, Cornelius, and Forest Grove.
SW 185th Ave runs right through Aloha on the Westside, and currently carries more than 3,900 people on transit each day. This raodway provides access to education centers including the Portland Community College Willow Creek and Rock Creek Campus, medical clinics, and parks. The Aloha area houses a high concentration of communities of color, immigrant communities, and lower-income households. The investments from M26-218 will address significant safety concerns, and SW 185th has high transit ridership potential.
Ballots will start arriving in mid-October! Make sure to look all the way at the bottom of your ballot to vote
YES on Measure 26-218 and invest in a more accessible, cleaner, safer transportation future.
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