Who We Are

The Swan Island Transportation Management Association is a collaborative effort by area employers, Metro, TriMet and the City of Portland to expand the transportation options for Swan Island employees. The Swan Island TMA is committed to bringing better transit service, increased bicycle and pedestrian access and expanded rideshare opportunities to Swan Island employees.

Our Mission:

The Swan Island TMA is guided by the Mission Statement it adopted in January 1998 which states:

In order to facilitate the continuing growth and success of Swan Island and Mock’s Landing businesses, this Transportation Committee works to improve the movement of people, products, services and freight in the most effective way by increasing the area’s transportation options.

A project of the Swan Island Business Association (SIBA), the Swan Island TMA has built on the efforts of the SIBA Transportation Committee for the past 12 years.

11 Years of Results…

Transit: MAX Yellow Line opens; expanded TriMet 85 Swan Island bus service;  Swan Island Evening Shuttle; C-Tran 191 (discontinued 2002)

Rideshare: Carpool Incentive for over 200 carpools; Five Clark county vanpools

Bike/Ped/Transit Access: Going to the River, River to Lagoon Trail, Waud Bluff Trail, Going Street Bridge seismic retrofit

Trip Not Taken: 20,000 Historic N/NE PDX Today map/guides and TNT website:  www.nnepdxtnt.org

Charter Members 2000: Adidas, Daimler Trucks North America, UPS, Vigor Industrial*

TMA Members added since 2000: AED*, CWI, CumminsNW, DFF Dental Lab*,

Dr Martens*, DSU/Peterbilt*, Kroger Swan Island Dairy*, Metro Paint, NW Paper Box, OfficeMax, Stack Metallurgical* (*Have transit subsidy program)

A few of Our Accomplishments:

2000:   Swan Island Evening Shuttle starts service; TriMet 85 Swan Island 300 rides/day

Bus Shelters installed; Ped crossing at Going & Port Center Way approved

2001:   Recession hits Swan Island; $1 Million CBO grant for “Going to the River”; Going Street Bridge #1 seismic project; C-Tran 191 third year of ridership growth

2002:  TMA website launched; C-Tran 191 discontinued; 1st Clark county vanpool

2003:  Get On Board campaign launched; Swan Island Trails Action Plan

2004:  MAX Yellow Line opens; TriMet 85 Swan Island goes to all day service; Swan Island Evening Shuttle ridership doubles

2005:  $1.2 Million ODOT TE grant for Waud Bluff Trail; 5 Clark county vanpools; Location Efficient Living partnership with Portland Housing Authority and PBOT

2006:   Over 16,000 trips on Swan Island Evening Shuttle; Willamette Greenway Trail adjacent to Swan Island Pump Station opens; 85 Swan Island ridership hit 470/day

2007:  Trip Not Taken launched; 85 Swan Island ridership up to 540/day; $250K CBO grant for River to Lagoon Trail; adidas #3 in Bicycle Commute Challenge

2008:  10,000 Historic N/NE PDX Today map/guides distributed; Swan Island 85 ridership up to 550; BES adds $200K to Waud Bluff Trail project

2009:  Great Recession hammers Swan Island; Trip Not Taken website launched (www.nnepdxtnt.org); Going Street Bridge seismic retrofit begins;  River to Lagoon Trail segment completed; Vigor Industrial begins transit subsidy.  TriMet 85 service cuts; ridership drops to 350