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Oregon Freight Plan

The Oregon Freight Plan

Introduction

Preserving and enhancing the efficiency of Oregon's freight system is essential to supporting economic development and the quality of life in Oregon. The Oregon Freight Plan is a resource designed to guide freight-related operation, maintenance and investment decisions. Freight mobility in Oregon is provided by a multimodal network that includes highways, local roads, railroads, airports, marine ports and pipelines. Oregon is the ninth most trade-dependent state in the nation illustrating the importance to the state’s economy of efficiently transporting Oregon products to world markets.

The purpose of the Oregon Freight Plan is to improve freight connections to local, state, tribal, regional, national and international markets with the goal of increasing trade-related jobs and income for Oregon workers and businesses. The plan documents the economic importance of freight movement in Oregon, identifies transportation networks important to freight-dependent industries and recommends multimodal strategies to increase strategic freight system efficiency. The plan identifies, sixteen freight issues and strategies with action steps to address the issues.

Adoption

The Oregon Transportation Commission adopted the Oregon Freight Plan on June 15, 2011. The Oregon Freight Plan is now an element of the Oregon Transportation Plan.

Copies of the plan

Please download an electronic copy of the Executive Summary or the adopted Oregon Freight Plan.

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Copies of the plan are also available in printed form. For inquires and/orders call 503-986-3520 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm., email Sharon Kautz or send written requests to the following address:

ODOT Freight Mobility Unit
555 13th Street NE, Suite 2
Salem, OR 97301-4178

 

Freight Plan Publications

Oregon Freight Plan Publications

Public Outreach
Technical Memos produced under Freight Plan Development Other Reference Material
 

Plan Development

Freight Plan Steering Committee

The Freight Plan Steering Committee served an advisory role by evaluating technical information, reviewing freight model projections, and guiding plan development.

The Steering Committee appointed three working groups from its membership—the Freight Infrastructure and Traffic Issues Working Group, Freight and the Economy Working Group, and Policy and Process Working Group.

The Freight Plan Steering Committee served an advisory role by evaluating technical information, reviewing freight model projections, and guiding plan development.

Public Consultation

The Oregon Freight Plan was available online for public comment from December 16, 2010 through May 19, 2011. ODOT staff conducted 17 public meetings across Oregon to discuss draft plan contents, answer citizen questions and hear feedback with about 300 participants attending. ODOT received written comments resulting in changes to the plan considered by the Oregon Transportation Commission and incorporated into the Adopted Oregon Freight Plan (see link above). Printed copies of the Adopted Oregon Freight Plan and two previous draft plan versions are available upon request by contacting 503-986-3520 between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, email Sharon Kautz or send written requests to the following address:

ODOT Freight Mobility Unit
555 13th Street NE, Suite 2
Salem, OR 97301-4178

 

Contact

Amanda Pietz
Planning Unit Manager
Transportation Development Division, Planning Section
503-986-4227