TriMet is asking your help – in person and via an online survey – to shape priorities for new funding for public transit under the Keep Oregon Moving law passed by the Oregon legislature last year.
It provides ongoing payroll-tax funding to improve and expand public transportation statewide. Locally, it could mean an additional $55 million each year.
At a recent meeting in Concordia, TriMet officials reported that TriMet may invest in more electric buses and deploy new service in the next five years from the Parkrose Sumner Transit Center to downtown Portland via Prescott and Alberta streets, and MLK Boulevard. A new bus yard is also in the works at 42nd Avenue and Columbia Boulevard in the next two years.
A series of workshops is planned to offer you information and ask for your input. The next one is Wednesday, June 6, 6-8:30 p.m. at Ride Connection, 9955 N.E. Glisan St. Your RSVP is requested, and a light dinner will be provided, along with child care and interpretive services.
RSVP or take an online survey to register your opinions and/or learn more information.