Oregon Public Transportation Plan Online Open House
Goal #4: Equity

"Public transportation provides affordable, safe, efficient, and equitable transportation to jobs, services, and key destinations, improving quality of life for all Oregonians."

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Goal #4 Equity will be accomplished through the following policies and strategies.  Please provide feedback on the draft policies and strategies.

 
Policy 4.1: Engage populations recognized as transportation disadvantaged in public transportation service decision making.

Strategy 4.1A: Include transportation disadvantaged populations early and often in public transportation planning and investment decisions. Ensure that public meetings are held in locations that are accessible and scheduled at times that increase opportunities for community members to participate.

Strategy 4.1B: Provide public transportation information by methods accessible to people with low incomes, disabilities, or limited English ability.

Strategy 4.1C: Identify and address technological barriers that inhibit or prevent people, especially the transportation disadvantaged, from accessing information regarding public transportation services or providers.

Strategy 4.1D: Develop and implement culturally appropriate public outreach plans designed to address the needs of demographically and economically diverse groups.

 
What do you think about policy 4.1 and its strategies?


 
What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 4.1?

 
Policy 4.2: Understand and communicate how disparities, barriers, and needs affect the ability of people to access and use public transportation, especially those who are transportation disadvantaged.

Strategy 4.2A: Incorporate a broad range of equity concepts, including horizontal and vertical equity, in decisions affecting policies, programs, and proposed major service changes impacting access to and use of public transportation.

Strategy 4.2B: Develop informational materials on economic, cultural, and social barriers associated with different demographic groups and communities to access and use public transportation.

Strategy 4.2C: Develop tools and resources for transportation decision makers on equity and offer educational opportunities for staff and decision makers.

Strategy 4.2D: Continue to meet obligations under state and federal law regarding equity, while advancing policies and programs that exceed these obligations.

 
What do you think about policy 4.2 and its strategies?


 
What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 4.2?

 
Policy 4.3: Identify disparities, barriers, and needs that impact people’s ability to access and use public transportation.

Strategy 4.3A: Incorporate information about transportation disadvantaged communities’ characteristics and needs, including public health, when developing or updating transportation plans including transportation system plans, corridor plans, and transit development plans.

Strategy 4.3B: Use available technologies and data collection best practices to develop comprehensive data sets on public transportation services, routes, and riders to increase understanding and awareness of barriers to public transportation use.

Strategy 4.3C: Use mapping tools, census data, travel demand models, health indicators, or other analytical tools and information sources to identify underserved areas. Consider characteristics, such as demographics, income, ability, geographic location, mode, industry, and trip types to assess needs associated with transportation disadvantaged communities.

Strategy 4.3D: Use transit inventories to identify gaps or deficiencies in the public transportation system that affect transportation disadvantaged communities and people, including such impacts as:
     ·Public facility planning, design and location
     ·User costs and benefits
     ·Service quality of various modes
     ·External impacts
     ·Economic impacts
     ·Regulation and enforcement
     ·Maintenance practices

 
What do you think about policy 4.3 and its strategies?


 
What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 4.3?

 
Policy 4.4: Address the disparities, barriers, and needs that impact people’s ability to access and use public transportation.

Strategy 4.4A: Reduce barriers to accessing public transportation by improving service in underserved areas and transportation disadvantaged communities.

Strategy 4.4B: Address temporary barriers to use of public transportation, for example by using maintenance and construction best practices that maintain access.

Strategy 4.4C: Integrate equity analysis into service planning and decision making so that increases in service benefit transportation disadvantaged and underserved areas.

 
What do you think about policy 4.4 and its strategies?


 
What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 4.4?

 
Policy 4.5: Integrate equity criteria into funding decisions.

Strategy 4.5A: Incorporate federal and state policy and regulations on serving the transportation disadvantaged into funding policies and procedures. Disseminate guidance to local jurisdictions to assist local funding decisions and grant applications.

Strategy 4.5B: Use system inventory data and research to support evaluation of equity issues when modifying or adding new public transportation services.

Strategy 4.5C: Use analysis tools to evaluate implications of funding policies, programs, and projects on underserved areas and transportation disadvantaged populations.

Strategy 4.5D: Incorporate relevant state, regional, and local Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) implementation plans and policies in funding decisions to enhance ADA compliance for public transportation facilities.

 
What do you think about policy 4.5 and its strategies?


 
What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 4.5?

 
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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