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Statewide Policy Plans

Oregon Transportation Plan

The Oregon Transportation Plan, or OTP, is the long-range transportation system plan for the state. It establishes a vision and policy foundation to guide transportation system development and investment. The OTP and its mode and topic plans below guide decisions by the Oregon Department of Transportation and other transportation agencies statewide, and is reflected in the policies and decisions explained in local and regional plans. See the diagram at right for how OTP guidance flows all the way down through investment implementation.

Oregon Transportation Plan - Executive Summary
Oregon Transportation Plan - Volume I
Oregon Transportation Plan - Volume II - Technical Appendices, Errata Sheet
Tolling and Pricing Policy Amendments to the OTP

As part of development of the ODOT Americans with Disabilities Act, Title II Transition Plan, ODOT has reviewed current policy, including the OTP.

OTP Policy 1.2 strongly supports “a transportation system with multiple travel choices that are easy to use, cost effective and accessible to all potential users, including the transportation disadvantaged.”

In order to strengthen commitment to ADA planning work, a new OTP strategy has been recommended:

Strategy 1.2.3: It is the policy of the State of Oregon to prepare a Transition Plan consistent with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act to establish actions and funding priorities that ensure transportation facilities are accessible to all users.

The new strategy was approved at the January 2017 Oregon Transportation Commission Meeting.

Modal and Topic Plans

Mode and topic plans are statewide plans that are part of the OTP. These plans refine and apply OTP policy to specific modes or topics and guide state, regional, and local investment decisions for the parts of the transportation system that they address.

The OTP and all its parts are in service of a high quality of life for Oregon and a successful economy, so plan contents are often related but have a different focus for each mode or topic. Using OR-Plan you can search through all the statewide transportation plans together to see specific policies in a plan or related policies and strategies throughout the plans: OR-Plan: Exploring Oregon's Transportation Policies.

The Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is a statewide policy plan and serves as an element of the Oregon Transportation Plan, or OTP, which covers all modes of transportation in the state of Oregon. The plan supports decision-making for walking and biking investments, strategies and programs that can help bring an interconnected, robust, efficient and safe transportation system for Oregon. The plan guides the state through efforts such as prioritizing projects, developing design guidance, collecting important data and other activities that support walking and biking in Oregon.

Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan - Executive Summary
Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Work Program

In its continued commitment to making biking and walking safer, more accessible, and more efficient, ODOT has identified a number of action items from the recently adopted 2016 Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan that can be implemented within the next five years. This document summarizes those actions and lays out ODOT’s approach.

Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Work Program

2017 Oregon Freight Plan Amendment

The Oregon Freight Plan, or OFP, was amended to maintain compliance with federal requirements for state freight plans. The amended OFP was adopted by the Oregon Transportation Commission, or OTC, in November 2017 and addresses FAST Act requirements, such as an inventory of freight transportation facilities with mobility needs; a list of critical urban and critical rural freight corridors; a five-year fiscally constrained investment plan; and performance measures. Stakeholder engagement included outreach to the Oregon Freight Advisory Committee, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Area Commissions on Transportation, and a working group consisting of freight transportation modal, industry, and rural jurisdiction representatives. In addition, ODOT provided a two-month public review period for the draft amendment culminating with a public hearing at the OTC meeting in September 2017. The Federal Highway Administration certified the amended OFP on December 1, 2017. See Guidance on State Freight Plans and State Freight Advisory Committees for more information on the federal context for this effort.

2017 Amended Oregon Freight Plan

2011 Oregon Freight Plan

The purpose of the OFP is to improve freight connections to local, state, tribal, regional, national and international markets with the goal of increasing trade-related jobs and income for Oregon workers and businesses. The OFP is a resource designed to guide freight-related operation, maintenance and investment decisions.

2011 Oregon Freight Plan - Executive Summary
2011 Oregon Freight Plan
Related Report: Oregon State Highway Performance Data and Metrics Related to Freight, 2013

OFP Implementation

Freight Highway Bottlenecks List Project
Oregon Freight Intermodal Connector System Study

The 1999 Oregon Highway Plan, or OHP, establishes long-range policies and investment strategies for the State Highway System. The Oregon Transportation Commission, or OTC, adopted the Highway Plan on March 18, 1999. The document has been updated through many technical and policy amendments since its adoption.

Oregon Highway Plan
Registry of Highway Plan Amendments
Tolling and Pricing Policy Amendments to the OHP​
Related Procedure: PLA 03-01 - ODOT Classifying or Reclassifying Highways in the Statewide Highway System Process

ODOT has begun work to develop a new Oregon Public Transportation Plan, or OPTP. The new OPTP will provide a statewide vision for the public transportation system, and describe the role of public transit in contributing to the transportation system overall.

Oregon Public Transportation Plan

The Oregon State Rail Plan explores the issues affecting the state's rail freight and passenger system over 25 years. It assesses both public and private transportation facilities and services at the state, regional and local level.

Oregon State Rail Plan - Executive Summary
Oregon State Rail Plan

Technical Memorandums

Freight and Passenger Rail System Inventory
Needs Assessment – Oregon's Economy
Needs Assessment – Passenger Rail
Needs Assessment – Freight Rail
Investment Program Technical Report

The purpose of the Oregon Transportation Options Plan is to establish a vision and policy guidance that supports and advances transportation options program activities and suggests ways to integrate transportation options into transportation planning and investments. The plan also supports transportation options program activities and integration with capital investment planning at the local and regional level.

Oregon Transportation Options Plan - Executive Summary
Oregon Transportation Options Plan
Oregon Transportation Options Plan Regional Translation Guidance: Planning Edition
Transportation Options Program

The Transportation Safety Action Plan is a document that shows a set of actions that Oregonians have identified as steps to a safer travel environment. The document also serves as the State of Oregon’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan, a document required by federal law.

Oregon Transportation Safety Action Plan
TSAP Acronyms and Definitions

Other Plans

These are statewide transportation documents that relate to the OTP and its mode and topic plans; they also guide decisions by state, regional, and local agencies. Unlike the plans above, these are not adopted by the Oregon Transportation Commission. They may be a part of the Commission’s and ODOT’s work but not adopted as part of the OTP, or they may be adopted by other commissions or boards.

The Oregon Aviation Plan is a comprehensive evaluation of Oregon's aviation system and will serve as a guide for future aviation development. The plan looks beyond the traditional state aviation system planning elements by combining three planning studies that assess the condition of the existing aviation infrastructure, the economic benefit of the aviation industry, and the national importance and state significance of each airport.

Oregon Aviation Plan

The Oregon Statewide Transportation Strategy: A 2050 Vision for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions is a state-level scenario planning effort that examines all aspects of the transportation system, including the movement of people and goods, and identifies a combination of strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Oregon Statewide Transportation Strategy



 Michael Rock
Transportation Planning Unit Manager
503-986-3179 503-986-3179

The Oregon Transportation Plan informs topic and mode plans, which in turn informs local/regional plans, which guide priority program projects and funding identification leading to implementation.

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