By using the HB 2017 State Transportation Improvement Fund, we have partnered with TriMet, Portland, and Troutdale to enhance local commuter options in areas without regular transit service. 

We are working with partners at the Portland Bureau of Transportation and the Port of Portland to plan the ACCESS shuttle.  This job connector shuttle was originally envisioned as part of TriMet’s Service Enhancement Plan for North/Central Portland.

This shuttle is funded through the State Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF), a new dedicated source of funding for improving or expanding public transportation service in Oregon. 

The STIF was adopted in 2017 as part of the Keep Oregon Moving legislation. These funds are intended in part to improve “coordination between public transportation service providers to reduce fragmentation in the provision of transportation services” (ORS 184.758 (5)(a)(F)).