Why Better Transit

All around Oregon, communities are looking to transit as a way to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. The time is now to invest in public transit. Here's why!

Funding is Not Keeping Pace with Population Growth

Oregon State Transit Funding vs Population Growth, 2010-2014

Sources: Population Research Center, Portland State University (2016); 

AASHTO Survey of State Funding for Public Transportation (2014)

 

Oregon is Lagging Behind its Peers

State Transit Funding Per Capita

Source: AASHTO Survey of State Funding for Public Transportation (2014)

Change in Per Capita State transit Funding from 2010-2014

Source: AASHTO Survey of State Funding for Public Transportation (2014)

If it looks like Oregon's state transit funding dropped off dramatically during the recession, that's because it did. 

Better Transit Oregon wants to bring public transportation back to pre-recession levels, and maintain a stable level of funding that would give transit providers the ability to sustain and improve their services.

 

Oregon is Changing

Oregon is growing

State of Oregon: Population Research Center, Portland State University (2016)

Oregon is getting older

Source: Population Research Center, Portland State University (2016); State of Oregon: Department of Administrative Services (2013)

Oregonian's transportation preferences are changing

Source: Population Research Center, Portland State University (2016); US PIRG, Transportation and the New Generation (2012)

Oregon is changing fast, which is why it's important to act now!

 

Oregon is Committed to a Low-Carbon Future

State of Oregon: Oregon Statewide Transportation Strategy: A 2050 Vision for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction, 2013

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