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Oregon Public Transportation Plan

Announcement

OPTP Online Open House is open until August 31.

Outreach and public review of draft OPTP policies and strategies is underway. The policies and strategies are the core of the OPTP and help identify priorities and direction for public transportation in Oregon. Comments received will be used to refine the policies and strategies and help shape the investment and implementation chapters of the plan. You can also read through all the policies and strategies at the link below and then take the survey at the online open house.

Review all the Draft OPTP Policies and Strategies.

For more information:

Please provide your input at the OPTP Online Open House before August 31.

Overview

The Oregon Department of Transportation is developing a new Oregon Public Transportation Plan, or OPTP, to replace the 1997 version. The new OPTP will provide a statewide vision for the public transportation system and provide a policy foundation to assist transportation agencies in making decisions. The OPTP is one of several mode and topic plans that refine, apply and implement the Oregon Transportation Plan.

The draft vision statement for the new OPTP was developed by the OPTP Policy Advisory Committee and shared with stakeholders and the public in fall 2016. See the Draft Vision and Goals for more information. These drafts may be revised as work on the OPTP continues.

"In 2045, public transportation is an integral, interconnected component of Oregon’s transportation system that makes Oregon’s diverse cities, towns, and communities work. Because public transportation is convenient, affordable, and efficient, it helps further the state’s quality of life and economic vitality and contributes to the health and safety of all residents, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions."

Participate in OPTP Development

Stakeholders and public advice are helping to build the new OPTP. A diverse Policy Advisory Committee, or PAC, is guiding plan development and a Technical Advisory Committee, or TAC, is advising ODOT on specific topics. ODOT is consulting the public throughout and will hold public events during each of the three project milestones. See the Public Involvement Summary for what to expect.

Public participation is critical for a successful plan that works for our whole state. You are welcome to participate throughout plan development:

  • Participate by reviewing products here and on the PAC page, and sending your comments to OPTP@odot.state.or.us.
  • Participate in person by attending public events or offering comment at PAC meetings.

Stay Up to Date

See the Plan Advisory Committee for PAC meeting information and materials throughout the plan development process.

Sign up for email updates to follow PAC and plan development activities, including public events.

Contact

 Lucia Ramirez
Principal Planner
 503-986-4168

 Jean Palmateer
Region Transit Coordinator
 503-986-3472

 Michael Rock
Planning Unit Manager
 503-986-3179

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