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The Public Transportation Advisory Committee (PTAC) provides a forum for public and special-needs transportation providers within Oregon. 


 About PTAC


About PTAC PTAC photo small.jpg

PTAC provides input regarding significant transportation issues to the Oregon Transportation Commission and ODOT Rail and Public Transit Division.

In addition to making policy and program recommendations, PTAC members promote alternative transportation modes and support transportation options, endorsing local community and regional solutions.

Vision Statement

As an integral part of the greater state transportation system, public transportation resources provide users with seamless access, mobility, and connectivity. Citizens and visitors benefit economically through access to services, employment, and recreation, which in turn promotes healthy, thriving communities. PTAC's priority is to promote innovation by investing in Oregon's intermodal solutions and strategies that create economic growth. We must be flexible, adaptable, and solution-oriented to meet future opportunities. To this end, PTAC is committed to bold leadership and innovation to achieve our vision.

General Information:

Membership Roster

Representation List

Purpose and Structure

Contact Information:

To provide input to PTAC, or if you have questions, please email the PTAC Chair, Allan Pollock, at allan.pollock@cherriots.org or the PTAC Vice-Chair, Jeff Hazen, at jeff@ridethebus.org

For general information regarding PTAC, email Casandra Mance at ptac@odot.state.or.us


 Upcoming Meetings


Upcoming Meetings


Upcoming Meeting

Formula Grants for Rural Areas Section 5311 Workgroup
Monday, April 10, 2017 
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Chemeketa Community College Center for Business and Industry
626 High Street NE, Conference Room 203, Salem, OR 97301

Under the direction of PTAC, a workgroup has been established to research the current Section 5311 allocation method.  The workgroup will review the process and history of the current distribution method, identify possible issues and concerns, and discuss, evaluate, and recommend possible alternative fund distribution methods.
The public is invited to attend but no Public Comment Time will be available during the meeting.



Public Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting 

May 8, 2017
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
ODOT Region 2 Campus
885 Airport Road SE, Building X
Salem, Oregon

Meeting materials to be announced.


Meeting Calendar

PTAC meetings are typically held the second Monday of every other month from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

2017  PTAC Meetings Calendar


Historic PTAC meeting information is available at the Past Meetings tab above. If you are interested in agendas, minutes, or materials from meetings prior to 2010, email Casandra Mance at ptac@odot.state.or.us


 Past Meetings


​Past Meetings

If you are interested in agendas, minutes, or other materials from meetings not listed here, or if you have questions about the information below, please email Casandra Mance at ptac@odot.state.or.us


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 Work Groups


Work Groups

​PTAC may utilize work groups to meet and develop recommendations for PTAC regarding specific issues. These work groups provide updates on progress to PTAC at regularly scheduled meetings or at the Chair's request. Final decisions from each work group are brought as recommendations to PTAC for a vote.

Executive Committee

Chair: Jeff Hazen

For more information, please contact Jeff at jeff@ridethebus.org

This committee is composed of the RPTD Division Administrator and the PTAC Chair and Vice-Chair well as a cross-sectin of several PTAC members. They meet on an as-needed basis to address urgent or time-sensitive issues, to accomplish specific initiatives, and to identify any needed communications, topics, and information.

Strategic Investment Work Group

Chair: Cosette Rees

For more information, please contact Cosette at cosette.rees@ltd.org

This work group creates a forward-looking investment strategy to help inform ODOT's future Public Transportation investments.

Big Picture Work Group

Chair: Ted Leybold

For more information, please contact Ted at ted.leybold@oregonmetro.gov

This work group creates direction and provides a clearer picture for Oregon's current and future needs for Public Transportation.


 PTAC Resources


PTAC Resources

Documents: PTAC and Work Group products

Strategic Investment Work Group Principles

​Articles: News and information from public transportation providers

Tillamook / The Wave: Notes and letter to editor

Tillamook / The Wave: Bus driver diffused volatile situation

Tillamook / The Wave: One Million Rides

     Week 1     Week 2     Week 3     Week 4

Stories: Personal vignettes that support community need for public transportation

Grant County / People Mover: Salanti Letter

ODOT: Ruef Letter

Correspondence: Memos, letters of support, and miscellaneous communication from the Committee