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Freight Planning Unit
The Freight Planning Unit coordinates public-private, state-local and state-federal freight transportation investment decisions and activities on a state-wide and state-to-state basis to support goods movement and the Oregon economy. The Freight Unit is responsible for developing and implementing the Oregon Freight Plan, and supporting the integration of freight issues into the State’s modal plans, corridor plans, and other planning documents and activities. The unit manages freight transportation studies and intermodal planning programs and projects, including highway, rail, marine, pipeline and air transportation. The unit also provides support to the Oregon Freight Advisory Committee, providing a forum for freight stakeholders from throughout the state.
Programs and Transportation and Growth Management Unit
The Programs and Transportation and Growth Management (TGM) Unit manages the State Planning and Research Program (SPR), and jointly manages significant projects, initiatives and projects. These currently include Least Cost Planning, and Tolling Policies and Rules for example. The Unit works closely with other programs such as Flexible Funds, Connect Oregon, and others to help ensure planning program consistency, coordination, and implementation.
The Transportation and Growth Management Program is a joint effort of ODOT and the Department of Land Conservation and Development to integrate transportation and land use planning to create livable communities connected by an efficient transportation network that provides convenient options for travel and commerce. The program provides funding and planning guidance to local jurisdictions.
The Programs and Transportation and Growth Management Unit economists assist staff and decision-makers in making more informed decisions through the incorporation of economic considerations into goals, plans, programs, and projects and the estimation and valuation of economic impacts.
Economic and Financial Analysis Unit
Transportation Planning Unit
The Transportation Planning Unit is responsible for statewide long range planning and policy development, including creation and maintenance of the Oregon Transportation Plan and other modal plans, such as the Oregon Highway Plan.
In addition the Unit is responsible for implementation of plans and policies through the preparation and dissemination of multi-modal, modal, and topic plans, policies, guidelines and administrative rules. A primary role of the Unit is to provide assistance designed to help achieve statewide consistency for transportation planning products and activities. In the development of planning and implementation materials, the Unit actively works with stakeholder committees and works to balance needs. The Unit also responds to legislative requirements, including initiatives such as Least Cost Planning and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction planning, known as the Oregon Sustainable Transportation Initiative.
Transportation Planning Analysis Unit (TPAU)
The Transportation Planning Analysis Unit (TPAU) analyzes the long-range effects of transportation and land use decisions on travel behavior, transportation system performance, land use and the economy to help customers make informed decisions. We provide transportation analysis and transportation modeling services and related guidance and procedure development for the state of Oregon.