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Reimagining Public Safety & Security on Transit

Recent events of racial injustice have led to candid conversations about race, safety, equity and the need for lasting change. As the public transit provider for our region, which relies on support from local law enforcement to ensure the safety of our riders and employees, TriMet has an opportunity—and the responsibility—to rethink, to reimagine, our approach to safety on our system so everyone feels welcome.

On July 1, 2020, TriMet made the first step, redirecting $1.8 million in police contracts and additional funding to explore new community-based services to expand our safety approach.

Thank you for your participation in the recent listening sessions, and for your feedback on the community survey over the last few months as we have worked to gather ideas and perspectives from across our region to inform our efforts to make our transit system more safe, welcoming and equitable for all.

We have concluded researching other transit systems across the country to understand and investigate promising approaches in community engagement and transit security. We also enlisted a third-party analysis of the security challenges facing the region and listened to riders about the types of issues that they experience on board our buses and trains.

Through October, we will be convening a Transit Public Safety Advisory Committee of regional thought leaders, community representatives and national transit experts. The committee will use the feedback gathered through the surveys and the listening sessions, the research results, and the local transit system analysis, to develop recommendations for TriMet’s leadership to consider in moving the system forward with non-police community informed strategies.

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Listen to the September town hall events

 

The Plan

Building a better transit system together

 

Outreach

1

Engaging with riders, community members, local leaders, as well as frontline employees and security staff, through virtual town halls, listening sessions, surveys and focus groups

2

Partnering with the Coalition of Communities of Color to ensure feedback from a range of voices reflecting all those we serve

Research

3

Identifying best practices in the transit industry for public safety and equity

4

Analyzing regional security challenges and TriMet incident data to identify opportunities for different security approaches

Inform

5

Gathering a committee of regional thought leaders and national transit safety experts to advise TriMet as we move forward on community-informed safety efforts

Timeline

July

August

September

October

Develop engagement
Listening sessions
Rider online surveys
Partner online surveys
Virtual town halls
External & internal research
Listening sessions
Rider online surveys
Partner online surveys
Virtual town halls
External & internal research
Transit Public Safety Advisory Committee
Transit Public Safety Advisory Committee
Recommendations to GM

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Serving our Region

TriMet provides bus, light rail and commuter rail service in the Portland, Oregon, region. Our transportation options connect people with their community, while easing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution — making our region a better place to live. TriMet’s service district covers 533 square miles and serves a region of more than 1.8 million people.

We have a lot of people on our system, keeping riders safe and helping everybody get where they need to go.

Transit Public Safety Advisory Committee

The Transit Public Safety Advisory Committee include regional thought leaders, community representatives and national transit experts who will advise TriMet as we move forward on community-informed safety efforts.

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

4–6 p.m.

This meeting will be held virtually.

➡️ Video

Join the meeting live on Zoom.

Watch online
Passcode: trimet

➡️ Phone

Listen to the meeting on your phone.

Phone number: +1-669-900-6833
Webinar ID: 890 7310 0948
Passcode: 666132


Members

Marcus Mundy
Coalition of Communities of Color

Joe McFerrin
POIC, Rosemary Anderson High School

Anthony Deloney
Self Enhancement Incorporated (SEI)

Patricia Daniels
Constructing Hope

Jan Campbell
Disability Rights Oregon, TriMet CAT

Kevin Modica
Retired Police Transit Commander

Kenechi Onyeagusi
Professional Builders Development Group

Deshawn Hardy
Highland African American Youth Coalition

Lakayana Drury
Word Is Bond

Lauren Cohen
Cascadia Behavioral Health

Jacky Yerby
State of Oregon, Basic Rights Oregon

Johnathon Colon
Centro Cultural

Dr. Beverly Scott
Former Transit System General Manager

Polly Hanson
American Public Transportation Association

Emily Nelson
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