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Multi-Modal Transportation
What is a Multi-modal System?
A multi-modal transportation system gives the people of Oregon alternatives to driving alone. Such alternatives can reduce the amount of Carbon Dioxide emitted into the atmosphere, however they can also provide less expensive and time saving alternatives to the commuters and travelers of Oregon. Additionally, by reducing the number of vehicles on the road, the development of a multi-modal system helps ODOT manage traffic volumes in an effort to minimize traffic congestion.

ConnectOregon is a lottery-bond-based initiative first approved by the 2005 Oregon Legislature to invest in air, rail, marine, and transit infrastructure. ConnectOregon is focused on improving the connections between the highway system and the other modes of transportation to better integrate the components of the system, improve flow of commerce, and remove delays.

Public Transit Division
multi-modal transportation options
ODOT’s Public Transit Division assists communities with the development of alternative transportation options including transit, rideshare programs, walking, bicycling, and other alternatives to driving alone.

Bicycle & Pedestrian Program
The ODOT Bicycle & Pedestrian Program provides direction for establishing pedestrian and bicycle facilities on state highways and provides support to local governments, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and private citizens, in planning, designing, and constructing pedestrian and bicycle facilities.

Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School programs encourage children grades K though 8 to walk and bike safely to school. Safe Routes to School proponents promote walking and biking for the health, wellness and physical activity benefits; potential to lower traffic congestion around schools; and the potential to increase air quality around schools. 

Air Quality Improvement
The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program provides approximately $14 million per year of funds across Oregon for Transportation Demand Management (TDM), Transit, and Bicycle and Pedestrian facilities projects in designated urban centers.