The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is accepting applications for organizational partners to assist in delivering a transportation incentive package that provides Portlanders living on a low income access to free transportation options like transit passes, bike-share memberships and car-share credits. The program began as the Transportation Wallet for Residents of Affordable Housing pilot and graduated from the pilot phase with a new name, Transportation Wallet: Access for All.
Information on completed pilot phases
What was the Transportation Wallet for Affordable Housing Pilot:
The Transportation Wallet for Residents of Affordable Housing was a pilot program managed by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) in partnership with selected affordable housing sites to offer a package of FREE transportation options, like transit passes, bike or scooter-share ride credit, and rideshare (Uber/ Lyft) or taxi ride credit.
PBOT ran two phases of the pilot in 2019-2020 and 2021-2022.
- Deliver Transportation Wallets to our partner affordable housing sites.
- Reduce the barriers to using transportation options, like cost, technology access, credit/debit card requirements, and low-income verification processes for different providers.
- Allow residents to access transportation and have the flexibility to use how much of the transportation options that fit their needs.
- Provide Resources to services and community events.
- Communicate climate and equity benefits of transit and bike improvements in the City and promote investments in economic, physical, and community health.
- Want to see what is included in the 2021-2022 Transportation Wallet for Affordable Housing, click here.
Pilot Project Evaluation:
- The Phase 1 Pilot (2019-2020) was evaluated in partnership with Portland State University. You can read the full report here.