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  • Welcome to Transportation Planning
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    The Transportation Planning Section provides long term direction for the planning and management of the integrated statewide transportation system by developing and maintaining multimodal and modal policy, planning, and guidance documents, developing and utilizing system analytical models and tools, developing and delivering training, economic data analysis, and leading, coordinating, or partnering in delivering statewide programs.
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Plans, Policies and Planning Guidance

This link includes long range multi-modal and modal statewide plans, along with information and policies on where the state's transportation system is heading in the future and the agency's priorities. Planning-related guidance materials are also included on this webpage, such as best practice materials on processes or guidelines to interpret a statue, rule, commission or agency-driven directive.

Procedures and Reports

Transportation Planning produces a number of products beyond long range plans and guidance. This page contains a number of documents that provide valuable reference and resource information to support many of the long range planning activities across the state. Freight, economic factors, commodity flow, travel modeling, and behavioral surveys are just a few examples of documents that may be found on this page.

Statutes and Rules

Transportation Planning in Oregon is guided and directed by several Oregon Administrative Rules and Oregon Revised Statutes. These include goals for transportation planning, coordination with other state agencies, and coordination with local governments.

Technical Data

Planning activity relies on information related to traffic flows and household travel behavior. Traffic counts, seasonal trends and household travel survey data is provided on this page.

Technical Analysis and Modeling Tools

Tools, methods and procedures used for transportation, land use and economic analysis.

Active Legislative Initiatives

Many projects that Transportation Planning is responsible for completing come via legislative direction. These projects are often large scale policy or program issues and require extensive public involvement and coordination. Projects that have not completed the required work can be found through this page. Completed projects are often located under Plans and Guidance, or Rules, Policies and Procedures. Current initiatives include: Oregon Sustainable Transportation Initiative, Oregon Industrial Development and Least Cost Planning.


Transportation Planning works with a number of diverse committees to help advise work on the projects and programs that we are responsible for. On this page you will be able to find information related to the work of these committees including membership lists, a meeting calendar, past and present agendas and minutes, and more. This page will also provide links to some of the other committees the department collaborates with on a regular basis.

Transportation Funding Programs

The Planning Section hosts a variety of funding programs such as ConnectOregon and Transportation and Growth Management (a joint program with the Department of Land Conservation).

Planning Section Unit Pages

The Section consists of four different units: Freight Transportation, Transportation Programs, Transportation Planning, and Transportation Planning and Analysis.

Transportation Modes

For personal travel the most common modes are automobile, aviation, bicycle, pedestrian movement, rail and transit. Common freight transportation modes include aviation, rail, truck, watercraft and pipeline. Planning for a multimodal transportation system is documented in the Oregon Transportation Plan and in statewide modal and topic plans.