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Bend MPO Public Transportation Plan - Completed March 2013

  Final Documents            



 & Draft Documents




Memos &





Final Documents
Transit Plan - Appendices - Maps
Published March 2013

Final PTP Image 3-2013.bmp 


If you have any questions, please contact the Bend MPO.
We would love to talk with you about this project. 


The Oregon Transportation and Growth Management Program (TGM) provides local governments with funding for planning projects that lead to more livable, economically vital, transportation-efficient, sustainable, pedestrian-friendly communities.  The grant awarded to the Bend MPO will be used to update the long-range transit plans for the City of Bend Transportation System Plan (TSP) and the MPO Metropolitan Transportation Plan.

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View Bend Public Transit Plan Issues/Opportunities Map in a larger map

Please click on the map to view issues and/or opportunities for or related to transit in Bend we have received from the community.

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Over the past decade, the Bend area has ranked as one of the fastest growing communities in the state of Oregon, with a current population of 90,000 residents (BMPO area estimate) according to Portland State University estimates. The Bend area has an estimated long-range population of approximately 130,000 residents.

The area’s rapid population growth and rates of development dictate the need to think strategically about how the MPO and City plan for and accommodate public transportation. The Public Transportation Plan document will serve as a component of the overall land use and transportation planning process:

  • The Plan will become a component of the BMPO Metropolitan Transportation Plan
  • The Plan will be a companion to the City of Bend Comprehensive Plan, and consulted during land use planning actions and decisions; and
  • The Plan will become a component of the City of Bend Transportation System Plan

Bend Area Transit 2005, Dial a RideThe project will entail development of a Bend Area Public Transportation Plan (PTP), along with development of estimated costs for implementation. The overarching project goal is to ensure that improvements necessary to accommodate future public transportation services are pre-located years in advance of implementation and become an integral part of the local planning process.

The plan will address existing conditions and services, commuter needs, and incorporate the development of transit amenities that will make any future transit system accessible, convenient, coordinated, and user-friendly for residents.

Goals for the Public Transportation Plan include:

  1. Prepare for future community growth, and economic and demographic change. The City of Bend currently benefits from the existence of fixed route service and complementary paratransit service, and community-connector shuttles. This plan will enable a strategic approach to meeting land use, infrastructure, and funding requirements, thereby enhancing system efficiency and effectiveness.
  2. Identify the conditions and thresholds that will support the expansion of fixed route transit. These conditions may include community-wide and/or neighborhood population densities, demographic composition, fuel prices, political feasibility, availability of funding, and/or other factors.
  3. Completion of a broad, flexible public transportation plan. The plan will include service hours, route corridors, route headways, transit stop locations, and facilities for interconnecting to regional public transportation systems. The plan should be flexible to allow for unforeseen future community conditions.
  4. Plan for future ADA compliance issues. Identify necessary steps and conditions to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and a plan to implement ADA accommodations.
  5. Identify partnership opportunities. There are multiple public transportation providers in the Central Oregon region, businesses with workforce transportation needs, and organizations that represent populations that rely on public transportation for personal mobility. Engage these entities to ensure an efficient, affordable and reliable transit service can be developed and maintained.

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Project Updates 

 Future Opportunities Report
Future Opportunities Appendices

   March 2013

Final Existing Conditions Report

Existing Conditions Maps

Existing Conditions Appendices

 work/home locations 2009 map image from the Bend MPO Public Transit Plan Existing Conditions Report

 January 2013

 Project Update #5          Please take a quick survey & provide feedback until 12/10/12.  November 2012

 Bend Public Transit Plan DRAFT

1.  Table of Contents/Introduction
2.  Community Profile and Demographics (2/7/13)
3.  Existing Land Use and Transit Services
4.  Community Input
5.  Key Findings   6.  Goals and Objectives
7.  Building a Complete Transit System:  Service Quality and Land Use
8.  Building a Complete Transit System:  Non-Service    Elements
9.  Implementation

 Full Document Bend Public Transit Plan Draft(13.5 MB) (2/7/13)


DRAFT PTP November 2012

Click image to view introduction.


 November 2012

 Bend Public Transit Plan Technical Advisory Meeting
View the progress of the Future Service
Concepts, Draft Public Transit Plan, Transit Goals,
Service Standards and Remaining Land Use Assessment Work
Agenda and Handouts  - Presentation - Meeting Summary


October 4, 2012

 Project Update #4    September 2012
NEW Map, Top Stops in Bend   
CET Bend Boarding and Alighting Full System Map
revised 9/20/12            
   September 2012

BMPO PTP Task 4 Future Service Concepts
with Appendices A-D - DRAFT -
Aug 2012


 August 2012


Project Update #3


 August 2012

Future Opportunities Presentation    July 19 2012

Draft Future Opportunities Memo
Appendix A    
Agenda for TAC Meeting 7/18/12

   July 18 2012

Final Public Transit Plan Goals
Goals for the Plan update. 

   May 2012

Project Update #2  
Existing Transit Corridors and Land Use
Project Overview and Survey Results 

   April 2012  

Project Update #1   


 March 2012 

 Draft - Discussion Draft Outlines for Task 4 Future Opportunities and Future Transit Service Concepts and Projects memos 3/29/12        March 2012   
 Draft - Public Transit Plan Goals 3/28/12    

 Draft - Existing Conditions Memo 2/10/12
 Draft - Existing Conditions Appendices 2/10/12


  February 2012

Draft - Project Charter 

Final - Public Involvement Strategy    

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Definition of Acronyms

BMPO: Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization
FTA: Federal Transit Administration
MTP: Metropolitan Transportation Plan
ODOT: Oregon Department of Transportation
PTP: Public Transportation Plan
SOW: Scope of Work
TGM: Transportation and Growth Management Program
TSP: Transportation System Plan

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