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. A comprehensive multi-modal transportation system will also lay the foundation for high-speed rail in the Northwest, a long-term vision that AORTA supports.

Listed here are other sites of interest to Oregon rail and transit advocates: organizations, blogs, etc., whose missions and values align with AORTA's. Also included are issues of the AORTA Bulletin, from 1995 to 2014.