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ETC Planning Process & Timeline:
The planning process began in the winter of 2017 and will conclude by the Spring of 2018.
This planning process is primarily focused on several bus lines that are part of the TriMet Frequent Service network. However, Enhanced transit can also include streetcar. In fact, many of the treatments in the Enhanced Transit Toolbox have been applied to our Portland Streetcar lines. During this planning process, we are studying the following candidate bus lines and segments of bus lines:
Our approach to identifying where it is most important to make Enhanced Transit improvements is grounded in understanding transit operations and guided by policy and ridership demand. TriMet has a wealth of operational data to analyze. The Portland Comprehensive Plan and Transportation System Plan provides policy guidance. Both help shape our proposed criteria for evaluating candidates for Enhanced Transit.
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.
Over the summer and fall of 2017, our consultant team took a closer look at three corridor segments to learn from applying the ETC toolbox and start identifying potential improvements. PBOT selected three corridor segments that scored well in the initial technical evaluation and reflect different street conditions and contexts. This typological approach was taken to help 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 does not necessarily imply that they will be the top priority project for implementing first. Though it may inform the development of future projects and what is feasible in these corridors.
Based on this approach and input from the community, PBOT selected the following three corridors to study more closely during the ETC planning process:
Learn more about the planning process and the initial evaluation that informed focusing initially on these three segments here.
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:
The maps display the score results based in the initial analysis using the criteria/indicators. Higher scores indicate where it is most important to focus.