Clackamas County is participating in the Get Moving 2020 Task Force with Metro and other jurisdictions in the Portland Metropolitan Area to develop a transportation funding strategy to strengthen and improve the transportation system.
Since 2019, Task Force members have been working to present a recommendation to Metro that will address regional transportation priorities, including around congestion relief, safety, and alternative transportation options.
Our regional projects
Clackamas County has four Tier 1 corridors being studied for regional investment and one additional corridor for Tier 2 (Highway 43), which will increase the county’s options for viable projects to be considered in the funding measure.
Providing safe connections and travel options for the 13,400 area residents who live in this area east of Happy Valley, and support future economic and residential growth.
Improving north-south travel for cars, freight vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists as Gresham, Happy Valley and Clackamas County prepare for additional growth.
Providing safe travel options for people walking and biking, and support reliable travel for people using transit and driving between Oregon City and downtown Portland.
A safe, inviting corridor offering people more frequent and reliable transit service and an easier connection to Airport Way at the northern end.
Projects are being selected to:
- Significant progress toward zero deaths and serious injuries in all modes of transportation, especially among vulnerable community members, including seniors, youth and people with disabilities
- Significant safety investments in areas where people of color and people living with low-incomes live
- Ensures equitable distribution of benefits and burdens of transportation investments and acknowledges historic inequities of that distribution
- Improves social, public health, and economic outcomes by making it safer, easier, faster, and more affordable for communities of color to access jobs, education, social services, affordable housing, and key community gathering locations
- Identifies potential displacement impacts and invests in anti-displacement strategies for each corridor Improves safety outcomes in areas where people of color live
- Invests in transit improvements to improve access, frequency, and connections between equity focus areas and affordable housing and employment and education centers
- Advances transportation justice for communities of color, people with disabilities, and other historically marginalized communities.
- Makes it easier for people of all ages, abilities, and income-levels to access the transportation system and move around our region
- Creates a more interconnected transit system that reduces impact of congestion on transit
- Prepares the region for future population growth by investing in transportation improvements that serve projected growth areas
- Decrease in average commute times between major employment and residential centers
- Increase in parts of the region served by transit
- Increase in number of corridors in the region with efficient and safe multi-modal options
- Improvements in roadway and transit reliability
- Increase in access to living wage jobs, schools, social services, open spaces, and affordable housing choices
- Overall increase in transit reliability and speed
- Overall increase in transportation options in areas with a high proportion of people of color
- Invests in key resiliency needs in the region
- Strengthens the ability of our region to withstand major natural disasters and rebuild the transportation system after such a disaster
- Overall decrease in vehicle miles traveled
- Overall decrease in greenhouse gas emissions that meets the regional Climate Smart Strategy targets to the extent achievable by the scale of the overall investment
- Overall reduction in diesel particulate matter in the air
- Improves system connectivity to support economic growth and development throughout the region
- Increase in access to employment centers
- Increase in number of jobs created
- Increase in number of jobs created for people of color
- Increase in freight throughput
- Supports investments to increase access to opportunity for low-income Oregonians
- Coordinates and supports investments in affordable housing and parks and nature
Learn more and get involved
The public is welcome to attend meetings held by the Transportation Funding Task Force. The task force will advise the Metro Council in the development of a possible regional transportation investment measure. Learn more about the task force.
Metro Transportation Funding Task Force events
You are encouraged to share public verbal testimony at the Task Force meetings see details below. In addition, you can provide written comments with the Task Force at any time by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments received by 2 p.m. on the day of a meeting will be printed for the meeting.