In Clackamas County, Measure 26-218 makes dedicated project investments along McLoughlin Blvd., 181st, Hwy 212, and 82nd Ave., plus bus and safety improvements, and funding for community stability and anti-displacement 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, people in Clackamas 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
McLoughlin Boulevard connects communities in Clackamas and Multnomah Counties to jobs, housing, and transit; TriMet lines 33 and 99, and the MAX Orange Line travel along this route. Communities along McLoughlin include the highest Hispanic populations in Clackamas County. This measure will fund projects that add electric buses, bus priority lanes, and new bus stations with realtime arrival info; add/improve sidewalks, crossings, lighting, and other safety features. Measure 26-218 will also make pedestrian safety and transit priority improvements along 82nd and 181st, redesign Portland Ave in Gladstone, and build the extension of the Trolley Trail over the Clackamas River.
Many communities along corridors in Clackamas County include working class and low income households. Parts of the county have less access to jobs than much of the region, and less transit access to major employers. Projects built by passing Measure 26-218 will provide greater access to jobs and affordable housing in Clackamas County, and the measure also includes funding to study and advance future projects in Clackamas County for safety and transit access.
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 safer and more accessible transportation future.
Learn more about the projects and programs at Let’s Get Moving.