The Economic and Financial Analysis Unit provides Highway Fund revenue forecasts, feasibility studies, cash flow forecasting, revenue impact analysis, and DMV transaction forecasting.
In addition, the unit provides economic, financial and policy studies. These include Highway cost allocation studies, comparisons of state automobile taxes, motor carrier fee and tax comparisons, transportation finance studies, benefit-cost analysis, estimates of value of travel time and cost of delay, and estimates of job and income generation from construction projects.
Finally, the unit manages and prepares the Immediate Opportunity Fund Policy Guidelines and annual report.
What We Do
Economists at ODOT help the agency carry out its mission by assisting staff, managers, and the Oregon Transportation Commission in making more-informed decisions on development of policy and long-range plans, budgeting, and program and project selection. In this role economists:
- Assess impacts of legislative proposals
- Analyze economic development issues related to transportation
- Address truck size and weight issues
- Analyze proposals for alternative funding (e.g., mileage-based fees and tolling)
- Conduct financial analyses and forecasts (including Highway Fund cash flow, local government analyses, congestion pricing revenue analysis, and development of long-term financial assumptions for planning purposes)
The unit also has a role in the implementation and administration of two small funding mechanisms for ODOT:
- The Transportation Operating Fund
- The Immediate Opportunity Fund (in conjunction with Business Oregon)
Please direct any questions or inquiries to the Economic and Financial Analysis Unit.
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