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Statutes and Rules

/ODOT/TD/TP/PublishingImages/Oregon%20Seal.jpg Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) and Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) provide the basic requirements and direction to develop desired outcomes for planning the future transportation systems in Oregon. They establish the authority, expectation and directives for state, regional and local governments to develop there respective set of decisions for how best to move people and goods on a coordinated and interconnected transportation network. Statutes provide the legislative framework for planning programs and the rules provide more detailed procedural expectations and further explain the intent of the statutory directives. They work in tandem to form the legal requirements for the planning processes at the state and local government level.


  • "Local Government" and "Local Service District" defined: ORS 174.116
  • Comprehensive Land Use Planning Coordination: ORS 197
  • State agency planning responsibilities; determination of compliance with goals and compatibility with plans; coordination between agencies and local governments; rules; exceptions: ORS 197.180
  • Creation of state highways; reduction in vehicle-carrying capacity: ORS 366.215
  • Use of highway fund for footpaths and bicycle trails: ORS 366.514
  • Transportation Financing; Projects (ConnectOregon): ORS 367.080 - 367.086


  • Transportation Planning Rule: OAR 660-012
  • Review and Approval of State Agency Coordination Programs: OAR 660-030
  • Coordination Rules: OAR 731-015
  • Standards to Determine Project Eligibility and Application Procedures for Grants or Loans under the Multimodal Transportation Fund Program (ConnectOregon): OAR 731-035
  • Highway Approaches, Access Control, Spacing Standards and Medians: OAR 734-051-1010
  • Economic Development Projects Unable to Meet TPR Requirements for State Highways: OAR 731-017
  • Reduction of Vehicle-Carrying Capacity: OAR 731-012-0010