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Transportation System Planning Guidelines

The Transportation System Plan, or TSP, Guidelines are one of many resources available to assist local jurisdictions in long-range system planning. The guidelines are intended to assist cities and counties in the preparation and update of TSPs, and Metropolitan Planning Organizations in their Regional TSPs. The guidelines help jurisdictions develop plans that meet local needs and comply with state rules, requirements and regulations; including applicable elements of the Transportation Planning Rule, the Oregon Transportation Plan and associated mode and topic plans.

About the Update

The Oregon Department of Transportation's Transportation Planning Unit, in partnership with local staff and other stakeholders, are updating the TSP Guidelines. The current TSP Guidelines were completed in 2008; subsequent changes to the state regulatory framework, statewide planning and policy direction and focus of local planning efforts have established a need to update the TSP Guidelines to provide direction for long-range system planning. Efforts to update the TSP Guidelines start in early 2017 and will continue through 2018.

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How to Participate

You are invited to participate in the development of the TSP Guidelines. The easiest way to follow the stakeholder advisory committee and update activities is to sign up for email updates. Public involvement is critical to ensuring successful guidance that works for the whole state.

You are welcome to comment on the TSP Guidelines throughout the update. Please send comments or questions to Mary McGowan.

Stakeholder Advisory Committee

A Stakeholder Advisory Committee is convening throughout the update to provide strategic direction for the development of the TSP Guidelines and review key deliverables. The committee is composed of a diverse group of ODOT representatives and local stakeholders from around the state, representing perspectives of those responsible for administering system planning and managing TSP development.

Upcoming Meetings

No upcoming meeting information available at this time.

Stakeholder Committee Meeting Materials

Focus Groups

Throughout the duration of the update, ODOT is engaging a broad range of key internal and external stakeholders through Focus Groups. These Focus Groups convene to provide feedback on work-to-date, provide insight to enhancements of the Guidelines, and may serve a role as champions in deploying the updated guidance as they work with jurisdictions throughout Oregon. Participants will help "ground truth" elements of the updated Guidelines and ensure that the direction provided reflects relevant policy and sound technical guidance.

Focus Group Meeting Materials


Mary McGowan
Senior Planner

Michael Rock
Transportation Planning Unit Manager

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