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Transit on Tap

A talk at one of the region’s great brewpubs.

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Transit in a Climate Smart Community
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 5:30–7 p.m.

Kells Irish Pub
112 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
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Transit in a Climate Smart Community

As our region grows over the next 20 years, policymakers and others are finding ways to build healthy communities and a strong economy while protecting our environment. The 2009 Legislature directed Metro to come up with a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent per capita below 2005 levels, and to find ways to do it by 2035.

Metro’s Principal Transportation Planner Kim Ellis gives us an update on the project. She’ll show us how it benefits communities and businesses across the region, including investing in new sidewalks, bike connections and enhancing transit service.

TriMet’s Strategic Planning Coordinator Eric Hesse will show us how improved transit choices do more than reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, but also increase mobility, create jobs and save households money.

Join us for happy hour at Kells in Old Town, just blocks away from frequent bus and rail service along the Portland Mall on 5th and 6th Avenues, and the MAX Morrison and Yamhill stations.

You can learn more about the region’s Climate Smart Strategy through Oregon Metro.


Kim Ellis
Metro: Principal Transportation Planner

Eric Hesse
TriMet: Strategic Planning Coordinator

What is Transit on Tap?

Talks will be held in meeting rooms at local brew pubs, where you will be able to sample what’s on tap while hearing from transit experts on a variety of topics.

All events are free and open to the public.
Pub-goers are responsible for purchasing their own food and beverages.

Upcoming talks

Making the Orange Line Green

Tuesday, April 14, 2015. 5:30–7 p.m.
Location: Lucky Lab SE
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214

Bob Hastings, TriMet Agency Architect