Statewide Transportation Strategy (STS)
The Oregon Statewide Transportation Strategy (STS): 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 (GHG) emissions. The STS identifies a variety of effective GHG emissions reduction strategies in transportation systems, vehicle and fuel technologies, and urban land use patterns.
The STS was developed as part of the larger Oregon Sustainable Transportation Initiative (OSTI), which is the result of two bills passed by the Oregon Legislature to help meet state GHG reduction goals, House Bill 2001 (2009) and Senate Bill 1059 (2010).
The STS was developed as part of the OSTI program and involved extensive research and technical analysis, as well as policy direction and technical input from local governments, industry representatives, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), state agencies and others.
As summarized below, the STS includes the following three phases:
- Phase I was the development of the STS document and public outreach. This phase concluded with the OTC's acceptance of the STS in March 2013.
- Phase II includes the development and execution of a series of implementation plans that define what STS strategies ODOT will pursue, how, and when. For activities outside the jurisdictional authority of ODOT, other agencies and organizations will need to determine their own course forward.
- Phase III is the monitoring and adjustment phase which includes the tracking of progress over time and the periodic assessment and modification of the STS. Phase III is anticipated to be an on-going process.
For more information, see the STS Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).
STS Short-Term Implementation Plan
The STS Short-Term Implementation Plan identifies action items for ODOT to implement in 2-5 years to help move Oregon towards achieving the STS vision.
With a horizon year of 2050, implementing the STS will be an ongoing, long-term process that will likely include the development of mid-term and long-term implementation plans. As such, ODOT remains committed to ongoing stakeholder engagement throughout the implementation process.