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Area Commissions on Transportation
What is an ACT?
Area Commissions on Transportation are advisory bodies chartered by the Oregon Transportation Commission. ACTs address all aspects of transportation (surface, marine, air, and transportation safety) with primary focus on the state transportation system. ACTs consider regional and local transportation issues if they affect the state system. They work with other local organizations dealing with transportation-related issues.
ACTs play a key advisory role in the development of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, which schedules funded transportation projects. ACTs establish a public process for area project selection priorities for the STIP. Through that process and following adopted project eligibility criteria, they prioritize transportation problems and solutions and recommend projects in their area to be included in the STIP.
ACTs are represented on the STIP Stakeholder Committee that is charged with developing the project eligibility criteria for the STIP.
In 1996, the OTC authorized regionally based transportation advisory commissions known as Area Commissions on Transportation or ACTs in order to expand opportunities for local citizen involvement in ODOT’s decision making. The OTC responded to local jurisdictions and other stakeholders asking for more opportunity to participate in the early stages of transportation project selection.
Coordinating Presentations and Materials to ACTs

If you want to present an item to two or more ACTs, you must submit an ACT Agenda Request form to the Statewide ACT Liaison for approval at least six weeks in advance of the first ACT meeting.

The Agenda Item Request Form provides a list of questions to answer regarding information on the subject, timing of when to present to the ACTs, and what level of discussion is request of ACT members. The form can be submitted to the Statewide ACT Liaison online.

Once the form is submitted, the liaison will review the request, notify the ACTs of your upcoming topic, and then obtain any additional materials once an ACT has authorized your request per the process below.


Questions? Contact ODOT Statewide ACT Liaison Joanna Robert.

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