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Transportation Growth Management
Program Contact:
Ed Moore, Sr. Planner, 541.388.6388
 
Program Overview

As Oregon continues to grow, the demands of a larger population create potential threats to the state´s quality of life: threats such as eroding livability, declining mobility, and rising transportation costs. Without careful planning designed to manage this new growth, these threats could become reality.

In order to address these issues, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) joined forces in 1992 to integrate transportation planning with the statewide land use planning program to achieve benchmarks for mobility, air quality and community design. The result was the Transportation and Growth Management (TGM ) Program, formed after its approval by the 1993 Oregon Legislature. The program is supported by state general funds and federal funds under the Federal Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21). The program´s mission is :

To enhance Oregon´s livability, foster integrated land use and transportation planning and encourage development that results in compact, pedestrian-, bicycle-, and transit-friendly communities.

The TGM program has several tools for fulfilling this mission. The program offers planning Grants  to local governments.  Grants help local communities plan for streets and land use in a way that creates livable, transportation-efficient communities and makes the best use of state highway infrastructure.

TGM Quick Response Team consultants provide transportation efficient design alternatives to development proposals. On request, a team helps a community or developer meet Smart Development design objectives. Code Assistance is provided to local governments to prepare or amend development codes for transportation system and land use plans, and apply urban growth management tools. The TGM Outreach  program is aimed at increasing the understanding and acceptance of smart development principles through things like workshops, a partnership program and technical assistance for practitioners.

The Transportation and Growth Management Program is located at 635 Capitol NE, Suite 150, Salem, OR 97301. The phone number for general information is (503) 373-0050 ext. 272.