Transit Development Plan


Washington County Transit Development PlanRural Interrregional Transit Service and Key Connections in Washington County

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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:

  1. Increased frequency of bus service to areas with a high percentage of low-income households.
  2. Expansion of bus routes and bus services to serve areas with a high percentage of low-income households.
  3. Fund the implementation of programs to reduce fares for public transportation in communities with a high percentage of low-income households.
  4. Procurement of low- or no-emission vehicles.
  5. Improvement in the frequency and reliability of service between communities inside and outside TriMet and South Metro Area Regional Transit (SMART) service areas.
  6. Coordination between service providers to reduce fragmentation in the provision of transportation services.
  7. 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.