A New Home, New Future for Ride Connection
Ride Connection is growing right along with the transportation needs of the communities it serves. When it came time to look at what the organization needed to grow, a permanent place to call home was on the top of that list. “We want to create a space that benefits our communities -- where community could gather to learn about transportation options,” said Elaine.
To fulfill its vision, the committee reached out to REACH and Human Solutions since housing and transportation are key components in promoting healthy, livable communities. REACH works to provide quality, affordable housing for individuals and families and Human Solutions helps low-income and homeless families gain self-sufficiency by providing affordable housing.
The three organizations eventually focused in on a plot of land positioned on NE 99th and Glisan near the Gateway Transit Center. Portland Housing Bureau had ownership of the land at Gateway and after a review of proposals, the $1.5 million property was awarded to Ride Connection, Reach, and Human Solutions given that their plan for the use of the land was closely on par with the city’s priorities to create livable and sustainable communities.
A Brief Overview
For a downloadable pdf overview of the project, click here.
Call for RFP
July 23, 2013: Ride Connection is looking for a consultant to help with AV needs at Glisan Commons. Click here for the full RFP and submission instructions.
Portland Housing Bureau awards property to Glisan Gateway Partners, a collaboration among Housing Development Center, REACH, Human Solutions and Ride Connection. Click here to read more.
Design Advisory Review: Click here to read article.
Ride Connection is one of seven transportation agencies to be awarded federal grant money; securing $2 million for its new Glisan Commons project. Click here to read more.
Ride Connection is awarded $2.75 million in ConnectOregon IV grants. Click here to read more.