Moving Forward TV Highway

 

Contact: Dyami Valentine, Senior Planner | 503-846-3821

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Moving Forward TV Highway is focused on improving transit and traveler safety between Cornelius Pass Road and 160th Avenue. The project includes identification, evaluation and recommendations to improve bus speeds and reliability along the TV Highway corridor. It will also identify and prioritize pedestrian and bicycle connections needed to create safer access to transit in the area, including new sidewalks, bicycle lanes and enhanced crossing treatments. This effort includes steps and responsibilities for moving forward transit-related improvements in the TV Highway corridor.

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The project is funded through the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Transportation and Growth Management program. Project partners also include TriMet, cities of Hillsboro and Beaverton, Metro, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (THPRD) and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R).

 

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Background

TV Highway is currently served by TriMet Line 57 – a Frequent Service bus route between Forest Grove and Beaverton Transit Center. With more than 7,500 average daily riders, Line 57 has the highest ridership of any Washington County bus line. Line 57 also has the longest span of service in the County, with about 22 hours of service daily, at a typical frequency of 15 minutes.

Line 57 ranks 10th in the regional TriMet system for providing access to jobs, housing and social services to minority, low-income, youth and those with limited English proficiency. Of the 65,000 people who live within a quarter mile of Line 57, 45 percent are below 200 percent of the poverty line and are considered transit dependent.

The TV Highway corridor was selected as a "Next Phase Regional Priority Corridor" in Metro's 2035 High Capacity Transit (HCT) System Plan and has been the subject of substantial local planning work. Over the course of the Aloha Tomorrow, TV Highway Corridor Plan and Aloha-Reedville planning processes, public outreach efforts have consistently identified active transportation infrastructure investments as critical to providing more affordable and equitable travel options to move the community toward a more livable, healthy, and sustainable future. These recommendations will be explored and refined in the Moving Forward TV Highway Project to improve corridor bus service and access to transit along the corridor:

  • Improve pedestrian crossings and fill in sidewalk gaps
  • Improve bicycle crossings and develop continuous east-west parallel bike routes 
  • Improve street lighting along major streets
  • Improve bus stops with concrete landing pads, benches, and shelters
  • Evaluate potential near-term enhanced transit and long-term high capacity transit (HCT) alternatives


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Timeline

The anticipated timeline for the project is subject to change.

Spring 2018:

  • Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting #1: Discuss project objectives and transit concepts developed to date, review existing conditions and consider evaluation criteria

Summer 2018:

  • Stakeholder Workshops

  • TAG Meeting #2: Review and discuss transit needs statement, best practices and concept refinements. Agree on the set of evaluation criteria

  • Policy Advisory Group (PAG) Meeting #1: Review and discuss transit needs statement, best practices and concept refinements. Agree on the set of evaluation criteria

Fall 2018:
  • TAG Meeting #3: Evaluation results and discuss preferred alternative

  • Online Open House

  • PAG Meeting #2: Evaluation results and discuss preferred alternative


Winter 2018/2019:

  • TAG Meeting #4: Findings, recommendations and next steps
  • PAG Meeting #3: Findings, recommendations and next steps

  • Stakeholder Workshops

  • Recommended options will be refined based on public feedback

Spring 2019

  • Plan Recommendations

  • Final Report

 

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