3 results for tag: public transportation


Speak Up for Transportation Options in Oregon!

If you are like us, you are deeply concerned about transportation options for your community. Please join us in attending public hearings with Oregon Legislature's Joint Transportation Committee. Why does your community need more transit options, safer routes to school and less air pollution? You can make a difference when you share your transportation story. Together we can send a clear message to our lawmakers: Oregonians deserve modern transportation systems that provide more options for all of us—with well-maintained roads and bridges, convenient public transportation, and safe paths to walk and bike.‪Why does your community need more ...

Smoother Road Ahead: Two Transportation Measures Pass in Oregon

Transit and safe streets will get a boost thanks to the passage of two measures on the May 2016 ballot, making it easier and safer for Oregonians to get around. OEC was proud to endorse both of these measures, and we are celebrating their success!In Southern Oregon, voters said YES to 15-141, which provides funding to restore and expand bus service in Ashland, Medford, Central Point, Jacksonville, Talent, Phoenix and White City. Given that the state of Oregon only contributes 3% to local transit operations (compared with an average state contribution of over 24% nationally), local measures like these are essential for keeping critical public ...

OEC supports ballot measure to fund “Cherriots”

The public transportation system serving Salem-Keizer residents has a great name – “Cherriots” – conjuring up images of beautiful horse-drawn carriages, but Cherriots has been struggling for years to meet the community’s needs. In fact, if you want to take the bus on the weekend or after 9:00 PM, tough luck!Part of the problem is the fact that Oregon lags far behind other states in supporting the daily operations of its local transit systems. From Basin Transit Service in Klamath Falls to TriMet in the Portland metro area, bus drivers and rail operators are getting people the places they need to go and creating broader community benefits, ...