TriMet hosts community forums on Fair and Equitable Transit

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Help shape the future of TriMet service and fares

Beginning this evening, community members will have an opportunity to get involved in shaping the future of fair and equitable transit for the region. TriMet is hosting a series of three community forums giving you the opportunity to provide feedback and learn about many of TriMet’s important policies and practices.

The forums will include a presentation on TriMet’s current equity policies, including the Major Service Change Policy, Disparate Impact Policy, Disproportionate Burden Policy and System-wide Performance Standards and Policies. Small group discussions will follow, focusing on how these policies can be improved. We’re looking for feedback, ultimately to ensure that our transit service works best for those who rely on it most, particularly low-income and people of color.

Community forums:

October 24, 2013
PCC Willow Creek
241 SW Edgeway Dr, Beaverton, 6 p.m.
Served by MAX Blue Line

October 29, 2013
IRCO
10301 NE Glisan St, Portland, 6 p.m.
Served by Bus lines 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25 & 87; Red, Green & Blue Max lines

• November 6, 2013
Museum of the Oregon Territory
211 Tumwater Dr, Oregon City, 6 p.m.
Served by Bus line 33

Light refreshments and childcare provided.

TriMet will be using the public comments to help weigh equity impacts before any future major service and fare changes. Feedback will also help the agency monitor how current bus and rail service and performance affects minority populations. Our commitment to equity includes meeting Federal requirements.

Visit trimet.org/forum for more information and to provide feedback online.

Plan your trip
TriMet’s online trip planner makes it easy to plan a trip, with information on Park & Rides, travel and walk times, transfers and cost. Visit trimet.org, or m.trimet.org for smartphones.