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East Metro Connections Plan

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The East Metro Connections Plan identifies transportation and other investments that advance economic and community development.

Final recommendation

Review the investment packages that make up the action plan for East Metro. Download

EMCP investment packages

Local council action on East Metro Connections Plan

The action plan was unanimously endorsed by all of the following:

East Metro Connections Plan steering committee (June 6)
East Multnomah County Transportation Committee (June 11)
East Metro Economic Alliance (June 14) 
Troutdale City Council (June 26) 
Wood Village City Council (July 10) Multnomah County Commission (July 12)
Gresham City Council (July 17)
Fairview City Council (July 18)
Metro Council (Aug. 9)

This 2-year effort analyzed present and future transportation challenges to prioritize solutions that reflect community values. Working within the cities of Gresham, Fairview, Troutdale, Wood Village and Multnomah County, the East Metro Connections Plan relied on collaboration across jurisdictional boundaries to advocate for the prosperity of the East Metro area.

The East Metro Connections Plan is the first mobility corridor refinement plan to come out of the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan. It implemented a new approach to allocating limited transportation dollars to ensure regional transportation investments support local land use, community and economic development, and the environment.Learn more

The final product is an action plan that identifies specific transportation, community, economic development projects and their phasing over the next 20 years. Review the action plan

Steering committee

The steering committee endorsed the action plan on June 6, 2012. The committee is made up of elected and community leaders. They guided the development of the recommendation for near- and long-term investments.Find out more

Plan partners

Map of East Metro Connections plan and influence areasThe East Metro Connections Plan was born out of an agreement between the cities of Fairview, Gresham, Troutdale and Wood Village and Multnomah County that transportation solutions are necessary to advancing economic development. These jurisdictions constitute the plan area, the geographic region where investments will be focused. The influence area represents the area that will affect and be affected by investments and includes the cities of Damascus and Happy Valley and Clackamas County. Other partners include ODOT, TriMet, Metro, Port of Portland, business groups including the East Metro Economic Alliance, neighborhood, community and environmental groups.

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