Alternatives to Policing on Transit: Centering Community Models of Care in the Portland Area

Alternatives to Policing on Transit is a research report that explores community models of care for the Portland metro region's transit system. Many of our community members have experienced systemic police violence and hope for a day when our transit system is truly safe for all. Researchers talked to some community members who have a vision of how our systems might change, explored alternative models locally, nationally, and internationally looking for answers, and investigated the bureaucracy that maintains current systems of violence. Thank you to all those named in the report who contributed to the success of this important exploration! To receive a physical copy of the report, reach out to [email protected]. If you're having trouble viewing the report below, please click the following link.

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LIFE (Low-Income Fare Equity) Report

Transportation is the second-largest household expense in the U.S., and is an absolute necessity for participation in society. Portland's sharply increasing cost of living disproportionately affects low-income individuals and families, many of whom are also dependent on public transit as their sole means of getting around. This report explores how programs can serve our communities better, and looks at examples of other locations who are striving to meet the needs of impacted community members.

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YouthPass to the Future Report

This report includes surveys of students and stories of youth in our communities, many of whom don't have adequate transportation access. We explore how youth are impacted by systems that don't meet their needs, and posit a solution in the form of youth passes. We envision a day when youth can get to school and travel around our region in a truly equitable way.

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