Learn about options to improve transit service along Powell and Division.
The Powell-Division Transit Project will begin in summer 2013.
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Thousands of people rely on the buses that run on Powell and Division, and demand for this transit service will continue to grow. With your help, this effort will identify opportunities to to make it easier for people to get around in Gresham and Portland.
This community based effort is expected to begin mid 2013 and last 12 to 16 months.
This project will study various transit modes’ ability to meet the needs of current and new transit riders while contributing to the vision for these areas identified in recent community plans. Public participation will play a critical role in crafting a solution that has community support.The project will also look for opportunities to support neighborhoods, stimulate economic development and make it easier and safer to get around. For example, new crosswalks, sidewalks, and enhanced transit stops will likely be a part of the solution.
Several regional studies found the Powell-Division corridor connecting downtown Portland, east Portland and Gresham was an area with the most need for improved transit. As a result, the corridor is identified as near-term priority in Metro’s Regional High Capacity Transit System Plan. Improving transit in this area was also prioritized in the East Metro Connections Plan, a 2-year effort in east Multnomah County that that identified specific transportation, community, economic development projects and their phasing over the next 20 years.Project partners include the cities of Portland and Gresham, Multnomah County, Oregon Department of Transportation and TriMet. The project will be closely coordinated with recent efforts, including the East Portland in Motion strategy, the Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative and the East Metro Connections Plan.
Powell-Division Transit Project
Learn about the program to guide regional high capacity transit capital investments by evaluating and prioritizing transportation corridors for potential new projects and extensions to existing lines.
The East Metro Connections Plan identifies transportation and other investments that advance economic and community development.