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Active Transportation Section hits the ground running (and walking and biking)
In ODOT’s continuing transformation to an agency that manages a multimodal, community-focused, statewide transportation system, ODOT has created the Active Transportation Section. This move responds to the trends of lower revenue for transportation investments and changing needs of transportation users today and in the foreseeable future.

The Active Transportation (AT) Section is a grouping of similar programs that, by combining funding and strategic management, can maximize the value of transportation investments locally, regionally and statewide. AT brings together the funding programs that include the Bicycle/Pedestrian Program and the Transportation Enhancement Program; the Certification Program for Local Agencies; Program and Funding Services; the Sustainability Program; and the Economic and Financial Analysis Unit.

The AT vision is to “Strategically integrate program and funding sources to promote multimodal and sustainable transportation solutions.” ODOT created AT to:
  • Ensure efficient, prompt, accountable and complete use of available federal and state funding;
  • Support integration of multimodal and sustainable strategies into transportation solutions;
  • Enhance collaboration with local agencies through improved program and financial services;
  • Leverage funds by crossing program/project areas to meet community and user needs.
AT has already started turning this vision into reality through two rounds of grants. In March, the OTC approved projects totaling $23.7 million under the Flexible Funds Program, with AT playing a key role in project evaluation and selection. AT has also merged the state Bicycle/Pedestrian Program with the Transportation Enhancements Program, which funds many similar projects. An application for the two programs has been released.

For more on the Active Transportation Section, visit the website or read the unit’s factsheet.