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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’s population continues to swell over the next 20 years, policymakers will have their hands full trying to find ways to protect our environment. The state recently directed Metro to come up with a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20% below 2005 levels, and to find ways to do it by 2035. How much of a difference can public transit and active transportation make? What about the impact of the personal choices we make and the stands we take?

Metro’s Principal Transportation Planner Kim Ellis will explain what complying with this mandate will cost, and how communities and businesses play a role in creating healthy cities. TriMet’s Strategic Planning Coordinator Eric Hesse will show us how improved transit choices do more than reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, but also support job creation 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.

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