Transit Integration Project
The Project and What's Proposed
Within the Wilsonville to Portland I-5 corridor, SMART is assessing different ways to provide its customers with the best possible services given the resources available. SMART is conducting the I-5 Corridor Transit Integration Project to identify and assess potential strategies to improve services within the corridor. A Needs Assessment document identifies potential strategies to:
- Integrate fixed-route services for commuters and door-to-door services for the elderly and individuals with a disability
- Modify existing Route 2X service, potentially extending it further north to a location closer to downtown Portland or terminating it closer to Wilsonville but with improved connections to TriMet services and/or frequency
Today, SMART uses about 1/3 of its operating budget annually to provide “out-of-district” services. This includes services for commuters to and from Portland and direct door-to-door services for seniors and persons with disabilities (limited to medical trips only outside Wilsonville).
Wilsonville’s population is both growing rapidly and aging. SMART needs to ensure that its available transit services are responsive to these changes. It also needs to know that the existing system is efficient, effective, and adaptable to change. The Transit Integration Project is proposing strategies to improve inefficiencies and respond to future transit needs.
The study evaluated the following strategies to address the previously identified needs within the constraints placed on SMART. This document identifies the criteria used to evaluate the strategies and provide the evaluation of strategies for both the out-of-town medical service and Route 2X.