Why do we love public transportation? Let us count the ways.

Why do we love public transportation such as buses and light rail? Less road congestion. Less air pollution. Fewer health risks. Reduced household costs. Better economic development. Reliable access to school, work and community—the list goes on.

But a truly effective public transportation system must anticipate both the current and future needs of a community. The last Oregon Public Transportation Plan is 20 years old, and it is time for the Oregon Department of Transportation to write a new one.

The new plan will inform decision-making and guide investments strategies for public transit in our state for the next couple of decades.

OEC is providing input via the Technical Advisory Committee, but the state really needs to hear from YOU:

  • How could public transit (buses and light rail, for example) serve you better?
  • What suggestions do you have for creating world-class transit systems across Oregon?
  • How can Oregon better serve young and old, abled and disabled, people with and without cars with public transportation?

Make your voice heard at listening meetings around the state. See times/dates/locations below:


Meeting #1: La Grande

September 14th, 10am to 12pm

ODOT Region 5 Headquarters

3012 Island Avenue

La Grande, OR 97850


Meeting #2: Bend

September 21st, 10am to 12pm

ODOT Region 4 Headquarters

63055 N. Highway 97

Bend, OR 97701


Meeting #3: White City

September 27th, 10am to 12pm

ODOT Rogue Valley Area Office

100 Antelope Road

White City, OR 97503


Meeting #4: Portland

October 13th, 10am to 12pm

ODOT Region 1 Headquarters

123 NW Flanders Street

Portland, OR 97209


Meeting #5: Salem

October 18th, 1pm to 3pm

Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry (CCBI)

626 High Street, NE

Salem, OR 97301




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