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Stakeholder Update

​The Stakeholder Update is a semi-regular newsletter of the Oregon Department of Transportation, which provides news on transportation policy and programs to key stakeholders.

January 2015

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Introduction to the State of the System Report
Every two years ODOT releases the State of the System report, which provides key information about how Oregon’s transportation system is performing in relation to the seven goals of the Oregon Transportation Plan. Look at the following articles for significant trends and challenges affecting the system in each of the seven areas.

Provide a balanced, efficient and integrated transportation system that ensures interconnected access to all areas of the state, the nation and the world.  Promote transportation choices that are reliable, accessible and cost-effective.


Improve the efficiency of the transportation system by optimizing operations and management.  Manage transportation assets to extend their life and reduce maintenance costs.


Expand and diversify Oregon's economy by transporting people, goods, services and information in safe, energy-efficient and environmentally sound ways.  Provide Oregon with a competitive advantage by promoting an integrated freight systm.


Meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs from the joint perspective of the environment, economy and communities.  Encourage conservation and communities that integrate land use and transportation choices.


Build, operate and maintain the transportation system so that it is safe and secure.  Take into account the needs of all users; operators, passengers, pedestrians and property owners.


Funding the Transportation System

Create sources of revenue that will support a viable transportation system today and in the future.  Expand ways to fund the system that are fair and fiscally responsible.

Coordination, communication and cooperation: Engaging Oregonians in transportation

Foster coordination, communication and cooperation between transportation users and providers so various means of transportation function as an integrated system.  Work to help all parties align interests, remove barriers and offer innovative, equitable solutions.