Transportation equity analysis 2015-2018
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How we get around the greater Portland region can have a large effect on our daily lives and broader implications for the environment we live in.
We know that different people have different experiences with the region's transportation system and it affects how they move around the region.
As the greater Portland region prepares to make its next set of investments in the transportation system, a transportation equity analysis can help us learn how our investments affect communities where people face significant challenges traveling around the region and have the fewest options to meet everyday needs.
Understanding these effects helps us make more informed, equitable decisions about where transportation dollars go, especially as the region weighs many competing priorities for the transportation system.
This analysis evaluates the transportation outcomes that matter the most for five regional populations:
- people of color
- people with low income
- people with limited English proficiency
- older adults
Phase 1: Project startup – Summer to December 2015. Define the work plan and work group, review and refine community definitions.
Phase 2: Document existing policies and trends – December 2015 to March 2016. Review regional demographic and socioeconomic trends, existing system conditions and follow up activities from Metro's 2014 Civil Rights Assessment.
Phase 3: Establish analysis methods and prioritize outcomes – April 2016 to February 2017. Engage communities to confirm trends and challenges, prioritize outcomes and needs to be addressed in analysis, update equity-related Regional Transportation Plan goals and performance targets, develop indicators and methods to measure priority outcomes.
Phase 4: Conduct analysis and prepare findings and recommendations – June 2017 to Spring 2018. Review results, develop evaluation findings and recommendations for 2018 Regional Transportation Plan policies, projects and implementation actions; develop recommendations for future transportation equity analysis.
Phase 5: Adoption – Summer 2018 to December 2018. Finalize the transportation equity evaluation findings and recommendations.Prepare the evaluation for adoption as part of the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan (December 2018).