The Metro Council directed that the Get Moving 2020 plan should prioritize investments that:
- Improve safety for everyone
- Prevent displacement and benefit communities of color
- Make it easier to get around
- Support resiliency from disasters and emergencies
- Support clean air, clean water, and healthy ecosystems
- Support economic growth
- Increase opportunity for low-income Oregonians
- Leverage regional and local investments
Between January 2019 and July 2020, thousands of community members shared their views to inform the Get Moving 2020 plan. They attended dozens of workshops and events around the region, submitted written testimony and took online surveys. People contribued input in 11 different languages.
This built off engagement to inform the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan that included over 19,000 individual comments.
In summer 2019, community teams in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties toured major travel routes and provided feedback on potential projects. Community-based organizations led discussions with people of color to help shape investments that make our transportation system safer, give people more choices in how they get around, and make TriMet free for high school students.
Metro also worked with the Transportation Funding Task Force and met regularly with government partners, business leaders, transportation advocates, and other stakeholders to shape the Get Moving 2020 plan.