Who has an easy time getting where they need to go, and who finds it more difficult? How have decisions about transit access played out in Portland and Multnomah County and how can we affect them in the future? These books and articles provide an introduction of a complex topic.
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"Addressing urban transportation equity in the United States," Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 31 Issue 5, 2003 by Dr. Robert D. Bullard
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This article by Dr. Robert D. Bullard has powerful arguments and statistics about inequity in transit. But since the article is from 2003, it'd be a good ...Show more This article by Dr. Robert D. Bullard has powerful arguments and statistics about inequity in transit. But since the article is from 2003, it'd be a good idea to check for more recent statistics if you want to use the information in an essay. Learn about Dr. Bullard's other articles and books at his website, drrobertbullard.com. Show less
"OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon Transit Justice Campaign," KBOO.FM Voices From The Edge, March 13, 2014.
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Lisa Loving interviews Nicole Johnson, Youth Organizer, and Jared Franz, Policy Associate from OPAL: Environmental Justice Oregon about transit justice is...Show more Lisa Loving interviews Nicole Johnson, Youth Organizer, and Jared Franz, Policy Associate from OPAL: Environmental Justice Oregon about transit justice issues in Multnomah County. A very in-depth interview, including input from some callers to the Voices From the Edge program. Show less
"TriMet's YouthPass creates transit riders of the future: guest opinion," The Oregonian, April 29, 2013 by Nicole Johnson and Jose Lopez Delgado
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From the article, written by OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon youth organizer Nicole Johnson and Multnomah Youth Commission co-chair Jose Lopez Delgado: ...Show more From the article, written by OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon youth organizer Nicole Johnson and Multnomah Youth Commission co-chair Jose Lopez Delgado: "Youth Pass empowers young citizens to fully engage in their community. More than just to-and-from school, it ensures that young people have access to jobs, extracurricular activities and other civic commitments, which stimulates our regional economy." Show less
'TriMet Tuesday' in Portland's Community Court, The Skanner, April 3, 2014 by Helen Silvis
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Article about one day -- March 25, 2014 -- at the community court for people caught traveling without tickets on public transit. Article about one day -- March 25, 2014 -- at the community court for people caught traveling without tickets on public transit. Show less
"YouthPass funding restored: PPS students will keep free transportation this year" The Skanner, December 8, 2011 by Helen Silvis
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This 2011 article about the Multnomah Youth Commission's advocacy for the YouthPass program has good background on the importance of the program for youth & families. This 2011 article about the Multnomah Youth Commission's advocacy for the YouthPass program has good background on the importance of the program for youth & families. Show less
TriMet: Future of Transit
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"Between 2013 and 2015, TriMet is asking riders, residents, neighborhood groups, governments, schools and businesses for their feedback to create a l...Show more "Between 2013 and 2015, TriMet is asking riders, residents, neighborhood groups, governments, schools and businesses for their feedback to create a long-term vision for transit service. Together, we will identify and prioritize opportunities to improve bus service as well as pedestrian and bike access to transit." Show less
TriMet Life: Willamette Week cover story May 30, 2012 by Aaron Mesh
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Reporter Aaron Mesh rode 242 miles on TriMet over 3 days in 2012. He writes about the people he met and TriMet's funding issues. The article has a lot of comments, many of which are critical of Mesh's point of view. Reporter Aaron Mesh rode 242 miles on TriMet over 3 days in 2012. He writes about the people he met and TriMet's funding issues. The article has a lot of comments, many of which are critical of Mesh's point of view. Show less
My Kind of Transit
Rethinking Public Transportation in America
Book - 2008
Transport for Suburbia
Beyond the Automobile Age
Book - 2010
The New Transit Town
Best Practices in Transit-oriented Development
Book - 2004
Pedestrian- & Transit-oriented Design
Book - 2013
TriMet: a history of public transit in Portland
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Brief overview of important dates and events in Portland public transportation history. Brief overview of important dates and events in Portland public transportation history. Show less
Megacity Mobility Culture
How Cities Move on in A Diverse World
eBook - 2013
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