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Oregon Transportation Commission focuses on key initiatives
With Pat Egan in place as the Oregon Transportation Commission’s new chair and the commission’s work plan nearing completion, the OTC will hit the ground running in 2012.
The commission’s draft work plan focuses on areas that fall within the OTC’s roles and responsibilities that will require the active engagement of the commission in the next biennium. The work plan includes both new and ongoing responsibilities in the areas of policy development, strategic projects and programs, fiduciary responsibilities and partner and stakeholder relationships. Work plan highlights include:
  • Transportation Funding for the Future (including VMT fees and multi-modal funding)       
  • Funding Allocation Priorities for 2015-2018
  • Oregon Transportation Plan Implementation
  • High Speed Rail Analysis
  • Oregon Sustainable Transportation Initiative - Statewide Transportation Strategy
  • Fiduciary Responsibilities                                             
  • Expand and Enhance Partnerships
The work plan also lists items that the Commission will monitor.  These include development of Least Cost Planning and , as well as monitoring the revisions to the Oregon Highway Plan Mobility Standards, implementation of the JTA project list and the Columbia River Crossing.
OTC meeting dates for 2012
The commission meets monthly, with its first meeting of 2012 in Keizer on January 25.  The Commission will also meet in Salem at the Public Utilities Commission on February 25 and March 21.  For a list of meeting dates, locations, and materials visit the commission’s webpage.