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About TPR Section 0060
2011 TPR Rulemaking Action
The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) initiated a joint effort at their January 13, 2011 meeting to jointly consider rulemaking for the Transportation Planning Rule (TPR) Section 0060 with the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC). The joint subcommittee will also consider amending the Oregon Highway Plan (OHP) Policy 1F and consider improving guidance for local governments.
For more information go to the Joint Subcommittee on TPR & OHP page.
For meeting information see the Joint Subcommittee on TPR & OHP portion of the meetings page.

TPR Requirements for Plan and Land Use Regulation Amendments
A key requirement in the Transportation Planning Rule (TPR) is that local governments evaluate proposed plan amendments and zone changes to consider whether they are consistent with adopted land use and transportation plans. This part of the TPR, commonly referred to as “Section 0060,” is designed to address several important objectives:
  • Assuring that local governments consider transportation impacts of changes to land use plans,
  • Keeping land use and transportation plans in balance with one another by assuring that the planned transportation system is adequate to support planned land use,
  • Addressing how needed transportation improvements will be funded, and
  • Accommodating new development in a way that minimizes its traffic impacts.
The links below provide information on relevant portions of the rule and guidance for local governments and others interested in this part of the TPR.

Transportation Planning Rule (TPR) Requirements
The specific rule requirements for review of plan amendments and zone changes are included in Section 0060 of the TPR.

Frequently Asked Questions about TPR Section 0060
This simple, informal question-and-answer document explains key features of Section 0060 and how it applies to land use decisions. It is intended to help applicants, local officials and the public understand reasons for the rule and options available for meeting rule requirements.

LUBA Case Headnotes related to TPR Section 0060
The Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) has made a number of decisions which interpret how Section 0060 is to be applied. LUBA’s headnotes summarize key holdings from cases and are useful in understanding flexibility and limitations in the rule. The department has compiled LUBA’s headnotes related to TPR Section 0060 in the attached document.

ODOT Guidelines for Implementing TPR Section 0060
When state highways are affected by proposed plan and zone changes, local governments must coordinate with ODOT. In 2006, ODOT produced this guide to help its staff work with local governments and applicants in carrying out Section 0060.

2005 DLCD Staff Reports on TPR Section 0060 Amendments
Current provisions of Section 0060 were adopted in March 2005. The department’s staff reports (below) to LCDC from February and March 2005 discuss reasons for and intent of the amendments. The reports provide useful background information and cover many of the issues that local governments and others continue to address as the rule is applied to specific plan and zoning decisions.

LCDC-OTC Joint Transportation Subcommittee
The March 2005 amendments to the TPR were developed by a joint subcommittee of the two commissions. This website includes reports and records of subcommittee discussions.

2004 Transportation Planning Rule Evaluation Report
In September 2004, a consultant conducted a series of interviews with local governments and other stakeholders to identify issues related to implementation of the TPR. Concerns and conclusions outlined in this evaluation helped inform work of the Joint Subcommittee and subsequent rule amendments.

Link to Previous DLCD Work on TPR Section 0060