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Goal #9: Funding and Strategic Investment

"Strategic investment in public transportation supports the overall transportation system, the economy, and Oregonians’ quality of life. Sustainable and reliable funding enables public transportation services and infrastructure to meet public needs."

Learn more about Goal #9 policies and strategies, and provide feedback.
Goal #9 Funding and Strategic Investment will be accomplished through the following policies and strategies.  Please provide feedback on the draft policies and strategies.

Policy 9.1: Invest strategically in maintenance, planning, transit service, and capital improvements to preserve and enhance public transportation.   

Strategy 9.1A: Use the following priorities for identifying public transportation operations and capital investments to preserve and enhance the public transportation system. (Providers may address these in any order depending on the current status of their system and identified needs.)
     ·Preserve current service levels and maintain a state of good repair for vehicles and facilities.
     ·Improve the efficiency of public transportation services and increase the number of riders.
     ·Improve public transportation service frequency and reliability such that it provides a viable transportation option for people to meet their daily needs.
     ·Provide additional connections and services to address public transportation needs, especially in underserved or disadvantaged communities and growing or populous areas that may need additional or enhanced service.  

Strategy 9.1B: Identify and communicate specific priorities through public transportation planning, including defining adequate service levels for specific areas or conditions.  

Strategy 9.1C: Develop program and funding criteria to address community public transportation service needs in alignment with state, regional, and local plans.  

Strategy 9.1D: Comply with federal and state requirements and use these as tools to protect the existing public transportation system and identify investment priorities. Examples include requirements for environmental justice, state of good repair, transportation asset management, and performance based planning.  

Strategy 9.1E: Monitor the implementation and results of service plans and changes and adjust accordingly to continually improve public transportation services.

What do you think about policy 9.1 and its strategies?

What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 9.1?

Policy 9.2: Foster creative investments and partnerships among public agencies and private organizations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public transportation services.  

Strategy 9.2A: Leverage public and private partnerships to address first and last mile connections, co-locate related facilities, provide service to tourist destinations, and collaborate with universities to advance research and technologies.  

Strategy 9.2B: Maximize and leverage public transportation investments through available state and federal multimodal funding programs.  

Strategy 9.2C: Invest in technology solutions designed to support essential functions including operations, maintenance, communication, and safety and that can help improve efficiency and effectiveness of public transportation services.  Examples may include technology for service planning, fare payment, or fleet management.  

Strategy 9.2D: Provide technical services to public transportation agencies to improve the ability of the agency to understand state and federal requirements, improve managerial and financial management skills, coordinate services with partners, and improve services over time.   
Strategy 9.2E: Identify any barriers to creative partnerships and consider whether any changes in authorities or rules may be needed to enable such partnerships.  

Strategy 9.2F: Coordinate among providers to enhance regional public transportation decision making and enhance service efficiency and integration, including consolidation of services.  

Strategy 9.2G: Foster partnerships between public and private services to leverage private investment, including public transportation agencies, health service providers, and transportation network companies.

What do you think about policy 9.2 and its strategies?

What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 9.2?

Policy 9.3: Pursue stable and consistent funding for public transportation operations and capital investments that maintain services and address identified needs.  

Strategy 9.3A: Leverage existing state funding to achieve more cooperative and coordinated services, such as by partnering with human service agencies or other organizations that operate services related to public transportation.  

Strategy 9.3B: Provide flexibility in the use of existing and new funding sources, for example the ability to use the funds for either capital or operations.  

Strategy 9.3C: Pursue additional state funding for public transportation through new dedicated funding sources.  

Strategy 9.3D: Enable local jurisdictions and public transportation providers to seek new dedicated funding sources or partnerships.  

Strategy 9.3E: Pursue funding programs for new technologies, service models, and low-emission vehicles.

What do you think about policy 9.3 and its strategies?

What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 9.3?

What would you like to see done to begin implementing this goal's policies and strategies?

Thank you for your input! Please provide feedback on the other goals.

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