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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is leading a planning process in coordination with TriMet to develop the Enhanced Transit Corridors Plan. This plan will help identify where transit priority, streamlining, and access treatments could be most beneficial on the planned TriMet Frequent Service network within the City of Portland. Such improvements can help make transit more a more attractive and reliable option for people to get to work, school, and to meet their daily needs, especially for people who depend upon transit.
Thank you to all who attended our June 21 Open House, provided feedback and testified at City Council on July 13 for a joint public hearing with the PBOT Vision Zero Action Plan! We are coordinating transit and safety improvements.
If you were unable to attend the open house or City Council hearing, you are still welcome to view the materials online here.
Next up... This planning process remains underway as we develop an Enhanced Transit Corridors Plan and an on-going Enhanced Transit program.
We are working on our next steps. This includes taking a closer look at up to three corridors with the Enhanced Transit toolbox and refining our evaluation methodology. We will have more to share in Fall 2017. Stay tuned for open house invitations and other opportunities to engage. We plan to return to City Council to recommend adoption in Spring 2018.
We need to do more to support transit in Portland.
As a next step over the summer, our consultant team will study more closely up to three corridors, identify potential improvements and develop Conceptual Investment Plans. PBOT staff proposes selecting corridors that scored well in the initial technical evaluation and reflect different street conditions and contexts. This typological approach will help us learn how tools may be applied in corridors with different conditions and help inform how the tools may be applied on other similar streets. Selecting these candidates for a closer look to apply treatments from the Enhanced Transit Tool Box does not necessarily imply that they will the top priority project for implementing first. Though it may inform the development of future projects and what is feasible in these corridors.
Learn more about the planning process and the initial evaluation that informed this recommendation here.
Based on this approach, PBOT staff recommends selecting the following two or three corridors to study more closely (how many will depend upon length complexity and resources):
In addition, we see opportunity to focus on portions of the following candidates through other planning efforts in the near future to develop recommendations for transit and the multi-modal safety and access needs in the corridors:
Let us know what you think about the initial evaluation and staff recommendations.
As a part of the of the Enhanced Transit Plan, our consultant team developed an Enhanced Transit Toolbox. This Toolbox is a collection of potential capital and operational treatments that can be applied to improve transit performance or create safer, more predictable interactions with other travel modes. Learn more about the tools in the Capital/Operational Toolbox Memo.
April Bertelsen, Senior Transportation Planner and Project Manager
Presentation to City Council on July 13, 2017
This planning process is primarily focused on several bus lines that are part of the TriMet Frequent Service network.
Public Engagement and Event Details Here
Documents and Maps here