Oregon Public Transportation Plan Online Open House
Goal #10: Communication, Collaboration, and Coordination

"Public and private transportation providers and all levels of government within the state and across state boundaries work collaboratively and foster partnerships that make public transportation seamless regardless of jurisdiction."

Learn more about Goal #10 policies and strategies, and provide feedback.
Goal #10 Communication, Collaboration, and Coordination will be accomplished through the following policies and strategies.  Please provide feedback on the draft policies and strategies.

Policy 10.1: Coordinate communication and marketing to promote knowledge and understanding of available public transportation services. 

Strategy 10.1A: Provide coordinated outreach by public transportation providers that connect or serve the same area, including online, social media, and other campaigns.  

Strategy 10.1B: Work towards a statewide information source  for transit and transportation information and integrated trip planning. Provide information in multiple formats, such as by telephone, online, and in appropriate locations.  

Strategy 10.1C: Provide outreach material in multiple languages and multiple formats; use culturally-appropriate materials as needed.  

Strategy 10.1D: Provide ongoing information to government agencies and the public about the goals and purpose of public transportation, and the policies and implementation of the OPTP.  

Strategy 10.1E: Foster partnerships with businesses, employers, schools, local and statewide tourism agencies, and others to provide public transportation information.  

Strategy 10.1F: Foster partnerships among agencies for shared marketing materials and outreach opportunities. Partners may include social service agencies and other transportation providers.

What do you think about policy 10.1 and its strategies?

What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 10.1?

Policy 10.2: Collaborate and share costs for resources, supplies, and services that can be used by multiple agencies.  

Strategy 10.2A: Provide opportunities for group purchases where feasible, such as using statewide or regional contracts for vehicles, technology, software purchases, and shared outreach and marketing materials.  

Strategy 10.2B: Implement ways to share staff and technology to enable broad provider access to technology and resources.  

Strategy 10.2C: Implement opportunities for regional or statewide shared services among related public transportation agencies such as ride reservation services, driver and staff training, and commercial driver licensing services.

What do you think about policy 10.2 and its strategies?

What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 10.2?

Policy 10.3: Identify and advance opportunities to share data resources and collection methods.  

Strategy 10.3A: Promote the use of open source software or similar solutions and standardized data formats, such as General Transit Feed Specification, that allow for use by multiple agencies and for adaptation to meet state or regional need.  

Strategy 10.3B: Implement shared rider survey techniques among agencies with similar services or in the same region.  

Strategy 10.3C: Use data collected to better understand customer needs and preferences to improve public transportation services.

What do you think about policy 10.3 and its strategies?

What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 10.3?

Policy 10.4: Collaborate with various agencies, jurisdictions, and transportation providers in support of effective public transportation that is reliable and easy to use and helps meet state, regional, and community goals.  

Strategy 10.4A: Work with private providers of transportation to leverage public and private providers’ strengths and resources and provide public transportation services in the most cost-efficient ways available.  

Strategy 10.4B: Advance coordination between public transportation providers, and social service agencies that provide or use public transportation for their clients, to promote seamless, effective service for clients including non-emergency medical transportation.  

Strategy 10.4C: Coordinate efforts among agencies including ODOT, local agencies, and public transportation providers to implement the Oregon Public Transportation Plan. ODOT regions, area commissions on transportation, metropolitan planning organizations, tribal governments, non-metropolitan officials, and other stakeholder groups will be consulted in the development and implementation of the OPTP.

What do you think about policy 10.4 and its strategies?

What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 10.4?

Policy 10.5: Collaborate among agencies, jurisdictions, and providers to ensure the public transportation system is integrated as a component of the broader multimodal transportation system in Oregon.  Provide leadership for public transportation activities and build upon efforts to coordinate public transportation services, especially statewide services.

Strategy 10.5A: Promote development of solutions to shared public transportation issues and provide technical assistance to public transportation agencies, especially to small or rural agencies and non-profit private providers.  

Strategy 10.5B: Continue to coordinate long-distance intercity bus and rail public transportation services throughout the state and linking to interstate travel, by providing funding, marketing, and ensuring gaps in the intercity network are filled.  

Strategy 10.5C: Identify opportunities for greater interregional coordination. Determine where assistance from ODOT can best support this coordination.  

Strategy 10.5D:  Work with federal, state, regional, and local agencies to collaborate and coordinate their public transportation services, such as coordinating planning activities and partnerships for regional projects or statewide or other shared goals.   

Strategy 10.5E: Continue efforts to find and use common interests among state agencies to better coordinate public transportation services.   

Strategy 10.5F:  Support, sponsor, or conduct research activities to assist Oregon public transportation providers to enhance their services.   Research topics may include the advantages and disadvantages of different public transportation provider organizational structures, and how state laws and rules promote or inhibit efficient regional services and connections with urban public transportation systems.

What do you think about policy 10.5 and its strategies?

What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 10.5?

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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