Oregon Public Transportation Plan Online Open House
Goal #6: Safety and Security

"Public transportation trips are safe; riders feel safe and secure during their travel. Public transportation contributes to the resilience of Oregon communities."

Learn more about Goal #6 policies and strategies, and provide feedback.
Goal #6 Safety and Security will be accomplished through the following policies and strategies.  Please provide feedback on the draft policies and strategies.

Policy 6.1: Plan for, design, and locate transit stops and stations to support safe facilities, including providing safe street crossings.  

Strategy 6.1A:
Design and locate public transportation facilities so that a wide range of users, including pedestrians, cyclists, and people with disabilities can safely access them.
     · Consider road, guideway, and track geometry in designing public transportation facilities.
     · Coordinate with local governments to provide safe crossings and access to the public transportation facility by pedestrians, bicyclists, and people with disabilities.  

Strategy 6.1B:  Develop and apply guidelines for designing and locating safe public transportation facilities and amenities on roadways suitable for different contexts. Consider vehicle speed, roadway characteristics and constraints, planned land uses, users and uses, and areas of pedestrian, cyclists, or transit priority.

What do you think about policy 6.1 and its strategies?

What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 6.1?

Policy 6.2: Provide for passenger and operator security on public transportation vehicles and at stops and stations through investments in facility design, amenities, appropriate security systems and personnel, and coordination with law enforcement staff.  

Strategy 6.2A: Design transit stops and stations using principles such as Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) to deter criminal behavior and help people feel safe.  

Strategy 6.2B: Use risk assessment to identify appropriate use of lighting, call boxes, security systems and security personnel at stops and stations to support riders’ safety and security.  

Strategy 6.2C: Work with law enforcement to incorporate techniques for enforcing regulations related to illegal and disruptive activities.

What do you think about policy 6.2 and its strategies?

What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 6.2?

Policy 6.3: Enhance the safety of public transportation through personnel training and education programs.  

Strategy 6.3A:  Provide appropriate training programs for public transportation personnel that are available throughout the state, including in rural areas.  

Strategy 6.3B: Provide training in conflict management to provide public transportation personnel the tools and skills to manage disruptions and make them aware of available resources.  

Strategy 6.3C: Coordinate between agencies to deliver training and licensing programs. For example, rural transit agencies could conduct joint public transportation personnel training.  

Strategy 6.3D: Establish and promote a culture of safety in which public transportation personnel attend regular trainings and have access to safety toolkits. Conduct regular safety audits.   

Strategy 6.3E: Comply with safety management systems, and other federal, state, and local safety requirements.

What do you think about policy 6.3 and its strategies?

What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 6.3?

Policy 6.4: Promote public transportation as a safe travel option through public outreach campaigns and rider education programs.  

Strategy 6.4A: Implement public outreach campaigns that highlight public transportation as a safe travel option and show public transportation’s contribution to safe travel.  

Strategy 6.4B: Develop educational programs and materials (e.g. See and Be Seen campaigns, rider orientations) that demonstrate how to use public transportation safely and encourages drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians to safely interact with public transportation vehicles on roadways.

What do you think about policy 6.4 and its strategies?

What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 6.4?

Policy 6.5: Incorporate technological innovations to increase transit safety and security.  

Strategy 6.5A: Deploy cost-effective technologies to reduce transit vehicle crashes with pedestrians, bicyclists and other vehicles.  

Strategy 6.5B: Investigate and deploy cost-effective technologies inside public transportation vehicles that improve the safety of transit operators and riders.

What do you think about policy 6.5 and its strategies?

What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 6.5?

Policy 6.6: Integrate public transportation agencies and personnel into emergency response and recovery planning and training activities to support resilience during and after natural disasters and other emergencies.  

Strategy 6.6A: Identify available resources for potential use, such as number of vehicles, available operators, vehicle capacity, and fuel storage capacity and availability among others.  

Strategy 6.6B: Utilize public transportation as a resource during disasters or emergencies, especially for the evacuation of populations without access to personal vehicles.  

Strategy 6.6C: Coordinate with law enforcement, emergency responders, and incident management staff to identify opportunities for public transportation to aid in recovery after disasters and emergencies.  

Strategy 6.6D:
Integrate or connect public transportation communications with incident management response systems.

What do you think about policy 6.6 and its strategies?

What are your suggested changes or what is missing from policy 6.6?

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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