Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) carry out the planning process and meet the transportation planning requirements of joint Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) regulations. These efforts support integrated, multimodal transportation for healthy, sustainable communities, jobs, and economic vitality.
An MPO's long range transportation plan is often called a Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). Since an RTP is one of the first planning activities to identify transportation issues and projects, participating in the RTP planning process is an effective way to influence transportation investments. RTPs list projects on state highways and on city and county arterial streets. They also list transit needs and improvements related to other modes such as bike lanes and sidewalk projects.
ODOT supports public transportation related planning at the statewide, regional, local and corridor levels. ODOT Public Transit staff assists in development of cooperative, continuous, and comprehensive policies. This results in long-range plans and short-range programs supporting transportation investment priorities.
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