Gorge Regional Transit Strategy

Overview

Project Purpose

The purpose of the Project is to develop the Gorge Regional Transit Strategy, which will be a roadmap for a regionally coordinated and integrated public transportation system in a rural 5-county, bi-state region adjacent to the large metropolitan areas of Portland/Vancouver.  The second of two phases has launched and will build on and seamlessly continue work completed in Phase I.

Phase I, completed in February 2022, strengthens partnerships and analyzes existing local transportation plans in the Columbia Gorge to begin building a collective regional vision. The goal of Phase I was to combine the goals, policies, and prioritizations of local transportation planning efforts in the Columbia Gorge to establish a foundation for a regional strategy and a collective vision for public transportation. Phase I objectives included strengthening partnerships, completing local plan assessments, and synthesizing goals and policies into a high-level regional vision.

Phase II will focus on a more comprehensive implementation strategy including further data analysis, funding and financial planning, assessment of potential regional organizational structures, and operational and policy strategies.  

Project Outcome

The Project Outcome will be a document adopted by MCEDD with prioritized and actionable strategies and recommendations, including a transit map that clearly articulates the Region’s vision of a successful regional transit system, estimated costs, and recommendations on equitable and sustainable funding options and organizational structure to help achieve the vision.

Phase II Timeline

Phase II launched in May 2022 and will be completed by July 2023.

Phase I Documents

Gorge Transit Strategy

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL GTS FOUNDATIONS MEMO for PHASE I

The Working Group Participant List can be found by clicking here:  Working Group Participant List. 

The Public Involvement Plan  which includes an overview of the process and schedule can be found by clicking here:   Gorge Transit Strategy Public Involvement Plan.

Working Group Session #1 Agenda and Meeting Materials:

  1. Gorge Regional Transit Strategy Presentation:  Working Group Session #1
  2. Gorge Regional Transit Strategy Public Involvement Plan
  3. Working Group Session #1 Meeting Notes 
  4. Survey Monkey Results.

Working Group Session #2 Agenda and Meeting Materials:

  1. Working Group 02 Agenda 
  2. Transit System Goals Worksheet
  3. Existing Framework Memo_draft_11.25.2020
  4. Plan List_draft_11.25.2020
  5. Spreadsheet:  Plan Details of Goals, Strategies, Policies-draft-11.25.2020
  6. Working Group Session 2 Meeting Summary

Working Group Session #3 Agenda and Meeting Materials:

  1. Working Group 3 Agenda
  2. Gaps Memo_1.20.21_
  3. Gaps Dashboard Worksheet_
  4. Working Group Survey Summary
  5. Working Group 3 Meeting Summary

Working Group Meeting Session #4 Agenda and Materials

  1. Gorge Regional Transit Strategy Working Group 4 Agenda
  2. Gorge Regional Transit Strategy Foundations Memo-Working Group (Draft)
  3. Working Group 4 Meeting Summary

FINAL GTS FOUNDATIONS MEMO for PHASE I

Working Group Meeting Session #1 Summary Word Cloud: