Transit Development Plan
Department of Land Use & Transportation staff is working with the community, transit providers and partners to create a Transit Development Plan (TDP) that align with Keep Oregon Moving (HB 2017) funding criteria:
- Increased frequency of bus service to areas with a high percentage of low-income households.
- Expansion of bus routes and bus services to serve areas with a high percentage of low-income households.
- Fund the implementation of programs to reduce fares for public transportation in communities with a high percentage of low-income households.
- Procurement of low- or no-emission vehicles.
- Improvement in the frequency and reliability of service between communities inside and outside TriMet and South Metro Area Regional Transit (SMART) service areas.
- Coordination between service providers to reduce fragmentation in the provision of transportation services.
- Implementation of programs to provide transit service for students in grades 9-12.
The Transit Development Plan will guide the investment priorities proposed to the Oregon Department of Transportation for the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund for FY 2021-2022 and FY 2022-2023. Per Keep Oregon Moving (HB 2017), Washington County’s proposal must be included in the TriMet Tri-county Public Transportation Improvement Plan for the three-county Metro area and approved by the TriMet HB 2017 Transit Advisory Committee, the TriMet Board of Directors and the Oregon Transportation Commission.