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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Pricing Options for Equitable Mobility Community Task Force

In July 2019, City Council directed the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) to convene a Pricing Options for Equitable Mobility Community Task Force to explore if and how transportation pricing strategies could be used in Portland to advance our values (Resolution No. 37442). The Task Force will meet monthly over an 18-month period between January 2020 and spring 2021. 

Specifically, the Task Force will develop recommendations around:  

  • Whether or not to implement or further study the potential of new pricing strategies; 
  • What we should consider when designing potential new pricing strategies;  
  • Priorities for reinvesting any pricing revenue in transportation-related projects, programs, and services that serve frontline communities and increase the equity of our system; and 
  • Complementary strategies that should be pursued alongside any potential new pricing policy 

The Pricing Options for Equitable Mobility Community Task Force will lead with equity and center transportation justice values throughout its work. In order to do this, the Task Force will pursue its charge guided by the following questions:  

  • What does equitable mobility look like in Portland?
  • What opportunities exist to advance equitable mobility?  
  • Can we use pricing more intentionally help advance equitable mobility and address the climate crisis?  

The Task Force’s work is one of many efforts that will inform the development of PBOT’s wider Transportation Justice framework. 

Task Force meeting information

All Task Force meetings are open to the public. For more information about Task Force meetings, please contact Shoshana Cohen, Project Manager, at shoshana.cohen@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-4466.

Meeting Date/Time Location Meeting Materials
January 13, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 


Portland City Hall
Rose Room
1221 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
February 10, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
TBD Meeting materials will be made available here the week prior to the meeting
March 9, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
TBD Meeting materials will be made available here the week prior to the meeting
Future dates will be added as confirmed TBD  

Task Force members

The Task Force is currently comprised of 25 members. Download the Task Force member list and bios.  

Other ways to get involved

In addition to the Task Force process, community conversations around Pricing Options for equitable mobility will be convened throughout the 18-month process. More information on these opportunities will be shared with the Task Force as it is available. Subscribe here to receive email updates about the Pricing Options for Equitable Mobility project.