Providing programs and services to Westside employers that reduce single-occupant-vehicle trips, reduce green house gas emissions, foster economic vitality and improve health.
What we do
The Westside Transportation Alliance works with its partners and Washington County employers to offer workplace services and programs that help employees commute to work by transit, carpool, vanpool, bicycling and walking. These services include transportation fairs, assistance with DEQ’s ECO Rule compliance, ECO surveying, events, incentive programs, and participation on local and regional planning committees.
The WTA provides programs and services to the urbanized areas of Washington County, including the Tualatin, Tigard, Beaverton and Hillsboro areas. The cities of Beaverton, Hillsboro, and Tigard, as well as Washington County, are supporting members of the WTA.
The Westside Transportation Alliance is a TMA, or transportation management association, that was formed in 1996 through collaboration with the City of Beaverton, Metro, and local area businesses. The WTA was formed in order to help companies become compliant with DEQ’s Employee Commute Options (ECO) rule. This rule requires companies that have over 100 employees to reduce the number of people driving alone to work by 10% within three years of their baseline survey. In addition to ECO Rule support, the WTA was created to decrease the number of people driving alone to work in order to decrease congestion and green house gas emissions. In addition to the WTA, there are four other TMAs in the Portland metro region including: Lloyd TMA, Swan Island TMA, South Water Front TMA, and the Gresham TMA.
The WTA is a private 501(c)(6) nonprofit. The WTA receives funding through several grant sources including federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality funds through Metro and private foundation funds, such as the Kaiser Permanente Community Fund. In addition to grants, the WTA receives funding through membership dues as well as Washington County’s MSTIP program.
Jenny joined the WTA in 2013 with more than three years of non-profit experience and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. As a native Oregonian, Jenny has a strong appreciation for this State’s natural beauty and great, livable places. She is interested in creating healthy sustainable communities and believes that accessible transportation options are a key component of such communities. She is excited to join the WTA team and help the organization carry out its work in Washington County.
Rae-Leigh joined the WTA staff in 2014 after moving to Portland to pursue a Graduate Certificate in Transportation at Portland State University. Previously, she worked for the City of Columbus – Bartholomew County, Indiana Planning Department where she managed long-range land use and transportation plans and active transportation encouragement programs. Rae-Leigh has a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati. She is looking forward to working with the Washington County community to help expand their transportation options, including what she enjoys the most, biking and riding the MAX.
Board of Directors
Adam Argo, Chair
David Evans & Associates
Dr. Phil Wu, Secretary
Pediatric Physician, Retired
Steve Silver, Treasurer
Lifetime Wealth Strategies
City of Hillsboro
Senior Transportation Planner
City of Tigard
Director of Land Use & Transportation
Employee Transportation Program Manager
Deputy Director of Planning
Tualatin Hills Park and Rec. District