The Portland Bureau of Transportation has released the long-awaited Enhanced Transit Corridors plan, a set of policies and strategies to increase the speed and reliability of Portland’s major bus lines. As in many cities, Portland’s bus lines have been slowing down about 1% a year, which is slowly eating away at people’s access to all kinds of opportunity.
The plan also points the way for the City of Portland to be a more active leader in transit policy, much as the City of Seattle has done so effectively.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation invited me to draft the Executive Summary, which offers some examples of ways to make this topic urgent for more people. I’m happy with how it came out, and people fighting similar battles in other cities may find it useful.
Portland residents: Have your say at or before the City Council hearing on June 20 at 2 pm, in the Council Chambers. You can also submit comments before June 20 by writing to cctestimony at