The METRO Advisory Committee has been formed to provide feedback and suggestions and facilitate community outreach regarding the new plan to have Greater Portland METRO buses transport Portland Public Schools’ high school students to and from school and also to and from extracurricular activities, starting this fall.
The new committee also plans to take a multimodal look at the various alternative ways students get to school, such as by walking and bicycling, to ensure that students can access those means of transportation easily and safely as well.
Members of the METRO Advisory Committee are:
John Eder, Portland Board of Public Education
Stephanie Hatzenbuler, Portland Board of Public Education
John Phan, Portland Board of Public Education – student representative
Sahra Ahmed, Portland Board of Public Education – student representative
Sophie VanDerburgh, Portland Board of Public Education – student representative
Ed Suslovic, City of Portland City Council
Craig Worth, Chief Operations Officer - Portland Public Schools
Kathie Marquis-Girard, Assistant Principal – Portland High School
Greg Jordan, General Manager – METRO
Denise Beck, Director of Marketing – METRO
Abusana Bondo, Parent
Matt Osman, Student
Sarah Cushman, Parent