Transportation Options

Tram, Go By Bike and StreetcarOHSU, Portland, Oregon's largest employment and medical destination, is a unique commuting experience with campuses linked by one of the nation’s only aerial commuter trams. OHSU's central campuses are connected by half a dozen express buses, a streetcar, bike valet, miles of nature trails and the largest car-free bridge in the country.

Portland's hills and river limit the number of automobiles that can travel to OHSU campuses. Diverse modes of travel serves OHSU’s mission to offer an exceptional patient experience and improve community health.

OHSU, by the numbers

How people commute to work

2016 Census of Portland region and OHSU's largest campus, Marquam Hill.
Source: Oregon Metro

Each year we ask a random sample of over two thousand employees how they travel and to tell us what modes they, "would like to take to work but are unable to for any reason."

By listening to people's choices, wants, and challenges, we can help more people make a trip that suits them best. And since people have very different needs, helping people diversify their means of travel helps reduce traffic congestion for all.

 Employee travel to OHSU


John Landolfe, OHSU Transportation Options Coordinator


John has coordinated transportation programs for OHSU since 2009. He is dedicated to helping new, returning, and daily visitors plan their best possible trip. In the past decade, OHSU commuters have raced ahead of the region and industry in diverse commuting choices.

He has 16 years experience in project management and graduated Portland State University with degrees in communications and writing. His work at OHSU includes the internationally-celebrated OHSU Bike Program, creating, and orienting up to 100 new employees and students a week.