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.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Bus Stop Workshop! Dec. 12th 2011

Bus Stop Workshop: Action Meeting for the EPBS Project
Monday Dec 12th | 6:00-8:00 PM
OPAL Office 2407 SE 49th Ave, Portland OR 97206

We are hosting a Bus Stop Workshop for community members interested in the East Portland Bus Stop (EPBS) Project Dec 12.  This meeting will be a chance for folks to learn more about the project and start getting involved right away.  The goal of this project is to increase the number of transit rides and walking by residents of low-income communities and communities of color in East Portland, while decreasing the number of single-occupancy vehicle trips by advocating for much needed transit stop improvements. EPBS Project also aims to increase ownership of bus stops by the people who use them and to transform our bus stops into community spaces where people gather and connect.

Are you interested in the direct and dynamic action of our upcoming Bus Stop POP events?  Getting out in the community to educate folks about bus stop improvements? Or is working with a team to assess the bus stops we use daily for accessibility and improvements more your thing? We need your skills and enthusiasm in these areas and more!

We’ll be providing food and childcare so please bring the family! We’ll also be able to provide folks with a single trip bus ticket to help offset traveling costs.

Looking forward to seeing you December 12th  from 6 – 8pm at OPAL!  RSVP with Myrna Andrade (971) 340-4866 or myrna@opalpdx.org