Association of Oregon Rail and Transit Advocates

Photo credit Oregon Department of Transportation

Welcome to AORTA ... 40 years of transportation advocacy!

AORTA—The Association of Oregon Rail and Transit Advocates—is a 501(c)(3) non-profit citizen advocacy group working to educate the public about the need for safe, fiscally responsible, environmentally sound transportation. It is also known as the Oregon Association of Railway Passengers (OreARP). AORTA works cooperatively with the Rail Passengers Association (RPA) while maintaining its autonomy.

AORTA is not just about rail passenger service. Its members recognize the need for balanced transportation services using all the modes appropriate for the area, the environment, the population served, and the funding available for such services. These include rapid transit, light rail, and bus, while laying the foundation for high-speed rail in the Northwest.

AORTA is building sustainable transportation for Oregon

Note: This is a draft website, currently under construction. Our previous website stopped working because of technical problems, and we are in the process of upgrading and re-designing it, to bring it more into line with current technology and make it easier to view and to use. We expect the new site to be operational by mid-December 2019.

Thank you for your patience as we proceed with this project.