Statewide Transportation Strategy Implementation Planning
On March 20, 2013, the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) accepted the Statewide Transportation Strategy (STS). Through this action, the OTC agreed with the findings of the STS advisory committees that the strategies identified establish a general course of action that will help the State achieve its goal of a 75% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 1990 levels by 2050. Acceptance by the OTC allows ODOT to further examine the strategies outlined in the STS and determine if, when, and how they should be pursued. Potential next steps will be outlined in an implementation plan.
The STS implementation plan will describe the priorities moving forward and the resources needed to carry them out in a specified timeframe. More specifically, it will identify short-term action items to initiate that moves Oregon towards achieving the STS vision. Communication and collaboration will occur with stakeholders during plan development and implementation. The plan will also outline a strategy for ongoing collaboration. Successful implementation will require an approach to monitor and track progress.
The implementation plan can also be characterized as a work plan for ODOT, clearly articulating ODOT’s role in the implementation of specific action items. For example, ODOT may directly implement an action item, partner with the Federal government or another agency on a particular initiative, support another agency in its ongoing efforts, or further explore the feasibility of a strategy through additional research and analysis, including an investigation of economic costs and benefits.
To kick-off the development of the STS implementation plan, the staff will engage a variety of stakeholders, including divisions within ODOT, other State agencies, regional and local governments, and the private sector to identify implementation priorities, and potential challenges and opportunities to implementation that will help to illuminate potential appropriate next steps. Although some GHG reduction strategies can be implemented immediately, others may require additional research, an economic impact assessment, and/or further collaboration with interested parties.
Information obtained from stakeholders will help to inform the STS implementation plan, which will culminate in a set of recommendations for OTC approval. As implementation commences, progress will be monitored and adjustments made as needed.
Stakeholder Involvement and Outreach
Moving forward with STS implementation will require collaboration with a variety of interested stakeholder groups and agencies. If you would like to get involved, or if your agency is considering implementing a program that aligns with the STS, please contact Anne Russett or Amanda Pietz.
Senior Transportation Planner
Planning Unit Manager
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