Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement:
The Equity in Active Transportation Committee is focused on collaborative approaches to providing culturally competent and relevant transportation related programming in low income communities of color in the Portland Metro area. The Committee is comprised of program level staff from various agencies who are engaged in transportation program design, implementation and delivery.

The Equity in Active Transportation Committee was founded by the Community Cycling Center in 2010, and continues to be moderated and facilitated by them.


The goals of the Equity in Active Transportation Committee are:
1. To effectively collaborate as transportation focused agencies with our partner organizations that serve low income and communities of color in Portland, Oregon.
2. To share resources and challenges in providing culturally competent outreach, community engagement, leadership empowerment and program delivery in low income and communities of color.
3. To share resources and connections with our partner organizations to better provide ongoing support in a manner that best suits the needs of each specific community.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Who Gets Access? Transportation Equity Event in Portland!

Transportation is crucial to ensuring opportunity for all – connecting us to jobs, schools, housing, healthcare, and grocery stores. But millions of working families and people of color live in communities where quality transportation options are unaffordable, unreliable, or nonexistent.
The type of transportation system we build, where we put it, who builds it, and how we operate it have an enormous impact on our economy, our climate and our
health. To learn more about these issues and what we can do about it, we invite you to a box lunch event:
*Who Gets Access?*
Transportation Equity from the National to the Local
A box-lunch event and conversation with:
Radhika Fox, Federal Policy Director – PolicyLink and Executive Committee Member – Transportation For America
Lillian Shirley, President-elect – National Association of City and County Health Officials and Director – Multnomah County Health Department
Alejandro Queral, Healthy Communities Program Director – Multnomah County Health Department
Ron Ruggiero, Executive Director – Service Employees International Union Local 49
SEIU Local 49 Hall
3536 SE 26th Ave. (at Powell Blvd.)
Portland, OR
on bus lines 9 and 10
Wednesday, April 6
11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Be on time and eat! A limited number of box lunches will be available starting at 11:30 am.
Presentations will start promptly at 12:00 pm. Q&A with the panel will be from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm.
RSVP to chris.rall@t4america.org. Reservations are encouraged.
This event sponsored by:
1,000 Friends of Oregon
Bicycle Transportation Alliance
Coalition for a Livable Future
Community Cycling Center
Josiah Hill III Clinic
Northwest Health Foundation
OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon
Oregon Public Health Institute
Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.
Upstream Public Health
SEIU Local 49
Transportation For America
Urban League of Portland
Willamette Pedestrian Coalition
*Heidi Guenin* Transportation Policy Coordinator at Upstream Public
heidi@upstreampublichealth.org | office 503-284-6390 | mobile 503-841-7936 
Also check out these related websites for more interesting information:
Upstream Public Health Transportation Action