Mobility for All
Transportation connects people to where they need to go – school, jobs, medical care, shopping, places of worship, and social outlets. But our current transportation system doesn’t work for all people, particularly those who can’t afford to own a car, can’t drive, or prefer to walk and bike. Our youth, older adults, people with disabilities, ethnic/racial minorities, and people with a low income are the segments of our communities most impacted by transportation issues.
GPCOG is committed to increasing access and opportunity by supporting a transportation network that works for everyone. In 2017, GPCOG launched the Transportation & Community Well-Being Network, which brings together key stakeholders to share information and work together on improving transportation access and options for people who experience barriers.
The Transportation & Community Well-Being Network includes social service and healthcare providers, along with grassroots and advocacy organizations; representatives from populations that frequently experience transportation barriers; and transit agency staff. With technical assistance and funding from the National Center for Mobility Management, the network is exploring how to:
- Bring new stakeholders into regional transportation planning and funding decisions
- Coordinate mobility resources and communications
- Build productive working relationships among stakeholders
- Increase mobility management skills and knowledge among stakeholders.
Meetings of the Transportation & Community Well-Being Network are held on the fourth Thursday of each month from 10:15AM to Noon. People can attend in-person at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland or call-in at 646- 749-3112. Use access Code: 841-577-237.
You can find out more by contacting Zoe Miller at 774-9891, ext. 227 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to get involved with improving mobility in your community? Contact GPCOG Project Manager Zoe Miller at email@example.com