Public Transit

Project Description

SOCAN is committed to transportation policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  This involves promoting the expansion of public transit service, accessibility, and frequency as well as  promoting public transit that is not based on fossil fuels. 

Project Leader

To join this project contact John Limb

Goals

This project seeks to achieve effective public transit options wherever viable throughout the region. This includes promoting service enhancements, electrified bus systems, passenger rail, and transit supportive infrastructure like sidewalks and bike facilities whenever feasible.

Connection to SOCAN Mission

Transportation is the sector that is responsible for the largest proportion of recorded emissions in Oregon. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation in a socially just manner serves the SOCAN Mission of reducing our climate change impact. 

Background Information

Since 30-40% of the recorded greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon result from transportation, SOCAN is committed to transportation policies that reduce these emissions.  This involves promoting public transit and rail investment so that people and freight can move more efficiently. It also involves promoting public transit that is not based on fossil fuels. 

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