Public transportation in the Greater Portland area is on the move. In the last decade, we’ve added new train runs and bus routes, expanded service hours, and upgraded terminals, stations, and stops. More and more people are riding our buses, ferries and trains.
Residents, leaders, businesses and communities want more. To meet demand, we need to plan for the future.
Transit Tomorrow will build a shared vision for the region’s public transportation network of buses, trains and ferries and lay out an investment plan for how to improve and expand our network over the next 30 years.
To build our transit future, we will prioritize investments that will help workers, students, seniors and others get to where they need to go. Knowing our priorities will position the region to access more federal dollars for improving and expanding transit.
To make transit work economically, we’ll focus on building better connections between our job and housing hubs. Better connections will encourage more growth in those areas.
To keep up with technology, we’ll look at emerging technology, such as autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, and shared mobility services (like Uber and Lyft), and find ways to leverage these emerging opportunities.
To ensure transit serves our and rural communities, seniors and people with disabilities, we’ll identify opportunities for improving the delivery of mobility services.
Everyone is invited to help build a shared vision and plan for public transportation. The process will be guided and championed by an advisory committee, composed of the leaders of transit agencies, municipalities and stakeholders, including social services, housing agencies, transit riders, and the development community. The voices, hopes, and ideas of the region’s residents will shape the plan over this 18-month initiative.
• The Transit Tomorrow Project Advisory Committee 05.17.19 meeting agenda can be found here.