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Transportation Planning



Transportation Planning Rule

The Transportation Planning Rule (TPR) is located in Division 12, Chapter 660 of the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR).

The most recent amendments to the TPR were completed in 2011. Information about that rulemaking process is available here:


Multimodal Mixed-use Areas (MMAs)

The Multimodal Mixed-Use Area (MMA) designation may be applied by local governments to downtowns, town centers, main streets, or other areas inside Urban Growth Boundaries where the local government determines that there is:

  • High-quality connectivity to and within the area by modes of transportation other than the automobile;
  • A denser level of development of a variety of commercial and residential uses than in surrounding areas;
  • A desire to encourage these characteristics through development standards; and
  • An understanding that increased automobile congestion within and around the MMA is accepted as a potential trade-off. 

We are providing an information packet with guidance for local governments on designating MMAs and managing plan amendments within designated MMAs:


Senate Bill 120 (2015)
In 2016 the commission amdended rules to implement SB 120(2015), clarifying specific city and county authority to propose transportation improvements outside their jurisdiction to mitigate a significant effect to a transportation facility due to plan amendments or changes to land use regulations being considered by the city or county.
Transportation & Growth Management (TGM)

The Transportation & Growth Management (TGM) program is a joint program of DLCD and the Oregon Department of Transportation. The TGM program provides grants and technical assistance to communities for transportation & land use planning.