'Enhanced Transit Corridors Plan' Under Consideration in Portland
Jonathan Maus reports on the Enhanced Transit Corridors Plan, expected for approval by the Portland City Council later today. The plan is designed to "[make] transit faster, more reliable, and ultimately more competitive than driving," explains Maus.
"Once the ETC plan passes Council its recommendations will become part of Portland’s Transportation System Plan, it will allow PBOT to work closely with Metro on the Regional Enhanced Transit Concept Pilot Program, and it will trigger creation of an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between PBOT and TriMet that will speed up project development," reports Maus.
The article offers substantial word count to advocates pushing for the plan to go further in supporting multi-modal transportation over the convenience of cars. The Portland Bus Project is leading that effort.