Bike and streetcar in Portland
Portland Metro voters will get chance to say YES to safe, clean and efficient transportation

Metro has referred their long-awaited transportation measure to voters on the November 2020 ballot. Let’s Get Moving 2020 (Measure 26-218) represents the biggest investment in transit in a generation, and will mean Portland metro voters will get:

Comprehensive safety and commuting improvements for some of the region’s busiest and most dangerous traffic corridors, leading with racial equity and community stability goals; 

An electric TriMet bus fleet, transitioning the state’s biggest diesel user to zero-emission transit buses powered by clean electricity; and

Safer air, climate, and communities: with additional programs to cut climate and air pollution, provide bike lanes and safe routes to schools, enhance public transit access and reliability, and alleviate traffic congestion, among other benefits throughout the greater Portland metropolitan area. 

Let's Get Moving 2020 will create a better future for our region by providing safe, efficient and affordable transportation options, all while reducing climate pollution and addressing systemic inequities. That’s why Climate Solutions has endorsed this landmark campaign.

For 18 months, Metro worked with community leaders, local businesses, and the public to craft this plan, which will create thousands of family-wage jobs, jumpstarting our region's post-COVID-19 economic recovery efforts, and start building the transportation system that we need to thrive in the decades ahead.

Large corporations and entrenched fossil fuel interests are already organizing to halt this critical transportation investment in its tracks. Please spread the word to your friends, family, and community about why this transportation measure is needed NOW.

Stay tuned for more ways to get involved and support passage of this vital ballot measure in November!

Author Bio

Victoria Paykar

Former Oregon Transportation Policy Manager, Climate Solutions

Vee brings a racial justice lens working on elevating holistic transportation solutions, developing a strategic and equitable transportation agenda for electrification, transitioning off fossil fuels, and reducing the need to drive by advocating for people-centered transportation policies. Prior to joining Climate Solutions, she was an Environmental Equity Fellow at the Greenlining Institute and the Transportation Equity Associate at Center for Sustainable Energy. In those capacities she worked on programs and policies to deliver equitable and intersectional climate benefits to low-income and communities of color. Vee graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Masters in International Relations and Environmental Policy and from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelors in Anthropology and International Relations. Out of the office Vee enjoys learning to play guitar, trying new foods, hiking, running, and educating herself on anti-capitalist theory and on ways to create and demand for a more just and sustainable society.