Portland Progress II builds on the existing framework set forth by other citywide plans.
How does Portland Progress fit into the citywide context?
City plans shape the work of each Portland bureau, including PBOT. For this update of Portland Progress, we considered how this plan aligns with other major city plans, such as the Portland Plan, the Comprehensive Plan, Citywide Racial Equity Plan, Metro Regional Transportation Plan, and the Climate Action Plan. Portland Progress builds on the existing framework set forth in these plans and lays out ways that PBOT can support these citywide efforts.
As a strategic tool, this plan charts the steps PBOT will take over the next two years to fulfill its mission to plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility for all Portlanders. To achieve this result, it is structured around goals, core functions, strategic initiatives, and actions.
Goals are the fundamental and long-term aims that define who PBOT is and what it is trying to achieve for Portland.
In working toward these goals, PBOT divides its work into two main types:
1. Core Functions are the activities that define the central tasks of each PBOT work group. In performing these functions, each work group ensures that PBOT is oriented to its fundamental goals and achieving its basic mission.
2. Strategic Initiatives are focused efforts designed to enhance the ability of the agency to perform its core functions and achieve its fundamental goals. They vary across each edition of Portland Progress and are deliberately designed to be innovative steps the bureau can take to be a more efficient and effective agency and to accelerate the progress toward its fundamental goals.
Each strategic initiative is made up of a set of actions that are necessary for its success. To determine which strategic initiatives and actions to include in Portland Progress II, PBOT staff prioritized items that are urgent, measurable, funded, have an identified leader and clearly support the bureau’s overarching goals.