Oregon Public Transportation Plan Online Open House
Goal #2: Accessibility & Connectivity - Getting from Here to There

"Riders experience user-friendly and convenient public transportation connections to and between services and travel modes in urban, suburban, rural, regional, and interstate areas."

Learn more about Goal #2 policies and strategies, and provide feedback.
Goal #2 Accessibility & Connectivity: Getting from Here to There will be accomplished through the following policies and strategies.  Please provide feedback on the draft policies and strategies.

Policy 2.1: Enhance existing and identify new public transportation connections and services.  

Strategy 2.1A: Assess feasibility of providing frequent and/or high-capacity public transportation connecting key destinations where population and land use characteristics support such services.  

Strategy 2.1B: Provide new or more frequent regional and intercity connections. Work with ODOT to identify possible strategies to provide the new connections.

What do you think about policy 2.1 and its strategies?

What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 2.1?

Policy 2.2: Improve access to and ease of use for public transportation by connecting routes and services, including linking stops and stations to bicycle and pedestrian facilities.  

Strategy 2.2A: Seek to eliminate first and last mile barriers by improving public transportation links to other facilities and services. These may include sidewalks, trails, bicycle storage, bikeways, carshare, rideshare, and bikeshare services.  

Strategy 2.2B: Provide public transportation services for persons with disabilities that enable convenient access to work, school, shopping, recreational, and medical destinations in the community.  

Strategy 2.2C: Coordinate between public transportation providers, developers, private property owners, and road or rail authorities to prioritize pedestrian facility investments at existing or planned transit stops and stations. These may include crosswalks, sidewalks, curb ramps and other pedestrian improvements.

Strategy 2.2D: Coordinate among public transportation providers and road and rail authorities to develop bicycling facilities, including bike lanes or paths and secure bike parking.

Strategy 2.2E: Ensure that public transportation vehicles can carry multiple bicycles.

Strategy 2.2F: Provide park and ride and bike and ride facilities where appropriate, or seek partnerships to allow riders’ use of existing lots where space is available.  Seek to link park and rides to related services such as carshare or bikeshare facilities.

What do you think about policy 2.2 and its strategies?

What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 2.2?

Policy 2.3: Provide coordinated, seamless regional and intercity bus and rail public transportation services to enable trips for commuting and recreation, and assist rural residents to access services in larger communities.  

Strategy 2.3A: Coordinate efficient and easy to use regional, long-distance and urban connections between neighboring public transportation systems and services with reasonable wait times and comfortable waiting locations.  

Strategy 2.3B: Continue to support regional and intercity public transportation by connecting and coordinating intercity services among providers, and helping regional and intercity services efficiently connect with one another and to urban systems.  

Strategy 2.3C: Link public transportation routes at mobility hubs where there are easy transfers between routes, modes, and neighboring systems.  Such facilities include transit stations or centers where multiple routes meet, bus and rail modes meet, or there are park and ride facilities. Expand existing mobility hubs as needed to accommodate better connections.  

Strategy 2.3D: Coordinate among state agencies, jurisdictions, railroads, and other partners to enhance passenger rail’s role in providing regional, intercity, and interstate service.

What do you think about policy 2.3 and its strategies?

What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 2.3?

Policy 2.4: Encourage employers, educational institutions, and others to provide opportunities for employees’ and clients’ use of public transportation, carpool, vanpool, shuttles, and other shared rides.

Strategy 2.4A: Encourage employers to provide a comprehensive package of incentives to use public transportation or other transportation options. These include pre-tax benefits, discounted passes, group passes, priority parking for shared vehicles, etc. Provide assistance and incentives for large employers to implement such programs.

Strategy 2.4B: Encourage major employers, medical, educational institutions, and other regional destinations to provide shuttle service between their campuses and nearby public transportation facilities when necessary to enable access by transit.

Strategy 2.4C: Encourage employers and major institutions to avoid policies that discourage public transportation use, such as providing free parking.

What do you think about policy 2.4 and its strategies?

What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 2.4?

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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