Through the Inclusive Transportation Planning Project, the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) has been engaging older adults, people with disabilities, people of color, and other underrepresented communities in shaping a more inclusive regional transportation system.
In 2018, the project Steering Committee developed a set of six recommendations to inform the update of the PACTS Public Involvement Plan. The Inclusive Transportation Planning Recommendations were unanimously approved by the PACTS Policy Committee. The Recommendations are leading to new policies and practices to ensure that transportation planning and decision-making takes into account the views of those whose lives are affected the most.
Transportation Planning Toolkit
In 2019, GPCOG developed the Inclusive Transportation Planning Toolkit (PDF) to support planners, consultants, and municipalities in advancing access to the planning process. The Toolkit offers local and national resources on best practices for accessible and inclusive planning.