Friday Forum: The Future Of Public Transit In Portland

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The launch of the Orange Line on September 11th, 2015 marks the exciting conclusion of the biggest public transit project of the decade and leaves us with an equally exciting question: What's next for public transportation in the Portland region?

A public transit system can serve a lot of ends: it can be an economic development engine, a essential tool for working class Oregonians, a critical piece to affordable housing and anti-displacement strategies, and more. So what do we as a region want out of our public transit systems, how do we ensure that we hear from all stakeholders, and then how do we build political will to fund a world class system?

Neil McFarlane, general manager of TriMet, will get us started by laying out TriMet's vision for the future, which will be followed by a panel discussion with McFarlane, Karmen Fore (Transportation Policy Advisor to Governor Brown), and Vivian Satterfield (Deputy Director at OPAL Environmental Justice), and we'll conclude with a Q&A from the City Club audience.
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By: City Club of Portland

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