If the proposed measure passes, 17 primary travel routes, known as corridors, are proposed for projects. Approximately 150 total projects are proposed in these corridors. If the measure passes, proposed corridor projects would include a light rail line in the Southwest Corridor between downtown Portland and Washington County, a rapid regional bus network, bridge replacement and repair, sidewalks and pedestrian crossings, off-street biking and walking facilities, and traffic signal and intersection upgrades.
If passed, the proposed measure would also fund several additional transportation programs across the region, such as youth bus and MAX passes, walking and biking projects near schools, bus reliability, transition of buses from diesel to electric and low-carbon fuels, retention of afforable housing and addressing potentail displacement along transportation corridors.
If the proposed measure passes, the proposed projects would be funded by a tax on certain employers. These employers would pay a tax of up to 0.75% of their total payroll within the Metro District. The Metro Council may set a lower rate. If the proposed measure passes, employers with 25 or fewer employees, and local and state governments, would be exempt from the proposed tax. Assessment of the proposed tax would begin in 2022.
On July 16, 2020, the Metro Council adopted proposed Get Moving corridor projects and program descriptions by resolution. Learn more in the library.