Mid-Columbia Economic Development District

I84 in the Columbia River GorgeOn behalf of its Columbia Gorge Service Advisory Council, Providence Health & Services has awarded funds to the Mid-Columbia Economic Development District in support of the Transportation Innovations through Collective Impact project. This project proposes to identify appropriate innovative transportation solutions for rural places that would allow advancement of new models for delivery of transportation for communities living in the Columbia Gorge by convening a process grounded in the elements of collective impact.  Solutions will focus on the needs and perspectives of those most impacted by limited mobility options: rural, low income, elderly, young, disabled, undocumented, and low English proficiency residents and actual or potential users of public transit. Project outcomes will include stakeholder commitment to an action plan and to seeking funding for implementation of identified solutions.