The city of Portland last week revealed a new transit planning project intended to speed up and increase bus service, and hopefully increase ridership as a result.
Jonathan Maus reports on the details of the newly revealed Rose Lane Project, championed by Portland Bureau of Tranportation Commissioner Chloe Eudaly.
Maus writes: "To meet goals adopted in the Climate Action Plan and Transportation System Plan, Portland needs to more than double the amount of daily commute trips made by transit by 2035. In PBOT’s words as published on the new Rose Lane Project website, 'We have work to do.'"
"The Rose Lane Project is being pitched as an 'accelerated implementation' of the PBOT’s Enhanced Transit Corridors plan which was adopted by City Council last year," adds Maus.
Maus also provides details of a recent Portland City Council meeting, at which Eudaly sought initial support for the project from the council. Much of the discussion at the meeting focused on the racial disparities present in the city's transportation network.
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