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Current Planning Projects

The Policy, Data & Analysis division at the Oregon Department of Transportation periodically conducts projects to update statewide plans or to develop or update guidance documents affecting Oregon transportation agencies and planners. Below are planning projects in process today. Visit the pages below to find out more, including how to get involved and provide your feedback to help make sure the documents reflect interests and concerns throughout the state.

Oregon Commercial Truck Parking Study

It's nationally recognized that commercial truck drivers often can't find safe and adequate parking for rest purposes. In Oregon, some rest areas are experiencing a demand for truck parking that exceeds capacity. The purpose of this study is to analyze truck parking issues on key freight corridors and determine where additional parking is needed.

Oregon Commercial Truck Parking Study main page

Emerging Technology Impact Assessment

ODOT initiated the Emerging Technology Impact Assessment (ETIA) to consider how emerging transportation technologies such as connected/automated vehicles (CVs/AVs) and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) could specifically transform Oregon's transportation system transportation Oregon's transportation system, address Oregon-specific transportation challenges, and evaluate the range of possible impacts for which ODOT should prepare.


Expressway Designation Review (2019)

Expressways are intended to give priority to the efficient movement of people and goods traveling through an area within specific segments of a highway. This is achieved by limiting access and turn movements on the highway facility, allowing for higher speeds and smooth flow. The Expressway Designation is one of a subset of highway designations defined in the OHP. ORS 374.328 directs the OTC to review the classification of state highways every six years to ensure expressway designations are appropriate. The intent of this requirement was to ensure the designation is still appropriate given changes that may have occurred since the original designation. The last full expressway review was completed by the OTC in March of 2013.  Potential actions from the 2019 review are to:

  1. Remove the expressway designation to a portion or the entire segment,
  2. Retain the existing designation as is, or
  3. Add the expressway designation to a portion of a state highway that now meets the definition and intent.

Visit the project GIS website.

Expressway Overview Document

Public Involvement Letter

Oregon Transportation and Highway Plans Development

ODOT is prepareing to update both the Oregon Transportation Plan and Oregon Highway Plan. These updates will replace versions of the plans adopted in 2006 and 1999, respectively. These updates represent a critical opportunity to guide out strategic decision-making and shape a statewide transportation system that is resilient and that accommodates multiple users with different needs. Our project page better explains the two plans in detail, how the updates will impact Oregonians and how you can stay involved and informed.

Oregon Transportation and Highway Plans Development main page

Oregon State Rail Plan - 2020 Draft Now Available for Review

The Oregon State Rail Plan, or OSRP, is the state’s railroad mode plan which establishes a 20-year vision and strategic frameworks for the state’s freight and passenger railroad system. This modal plan is a supporting element of the Oregon Transportation Plan, refining policy, providing system information and modal specific priorities. The current OSRP was originally approved by the OTC in 2014 and has been updated.
The updated plan consists of revised related data, an itemized freight and passenger needs list and revised evaluation factors section. A list of revisions to the plan is also available. The feedback period is closed. If you have any questions, contact Roseann O’Laughlin, Project Manager with any questions either via email or at 503-986-3525.


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