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Oregon Transportation Plan

The Oregon Transportation Plan, or OTP, is the long-range transportation system plan for the state. It establishes a vision and policy foundation to guide transportation system development and investment. The OTP and its mode and topic plans below guide decisions by the Oregon Department of Transportation and other transportation agencies statewide, and is reflected in the policies and decisions explained in local and regional plans. See the diagram at right for how OTP guidance flows all the way down through investment implementation.

The Oregon Transportation Plan update is underway! Visit the project webpage for current info and events.

Oregon Transportation Plan - Executive Summary
Oregon Transportation Plan - Volume I
Oregon Transportation Plan - Volume II - Technical Appendices, Errata Sheet

On August 16, 2018, the Oregon Transportation Commission adopted an amendment to incorporate the Statewide Transportation Strategy: A 2050 Vision for Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction into the Oregon Transportation Plan. The new language reads:

Strategy 4.1.2
To reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions, pursue strategies identified in the Oregon Statewide Transportation Strategy: A 2050 Vision for Greenhouse Gas Reduction, incorporated herein by reference.

The Statewide Transportation Strategy, or STS, was accepted by the Commission in 2013, after a two year development process involving broad-based stakeholder engagement and a public review process. The subsequent 2018 STS Short-Term Implementation Plan Monitoring Report describes ODOT’s progress implementing the STS since 2013.


On May 17, 2018 the Oregon Transportation Commission adopted the following amendment to the Oregon Transportation Plan. The purpose of this amendment is to demonstrate that the Oregon Transportation Plan contains a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive performance-based statewide transportation planning process that is in compliance with the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act. The amendment describes how ODOT’s statewide transportation planning process considers performance based planning, how ODOT statewide policy plans are in compliance with FHWA’s National Goals and Planning Factors, and how ODOT’s statewide transportation planning process coordinates and cooperates with local jurisdictions and other stakeholders. The federal requirements for Performance Measure tracking are addressed in the Oregon Highway Plan. Please direct questions to Brian Hurley.

Oregon Transportation Plan Amendment - Appendix D
Oregon Transportation Plan Amendment - New Strategies​

As part of development of the ODOT Americans with Disabilities Act, Title II Transition Plan, ODOT has reviewed current policy, including the OTP.

OTP Policy 1.2 strongly supports “a transportation system with multiple travel choices that are easy to use, cost effective and accessible to all potential users, including the transportation disadvantaged.”

In order to strengthen commitment to ADA planning work, a new OTP strategy has been recommended:

Strategy 1.2.3: It is the policy of the State of Oregon to prepare a Transition Plan consistent with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act to establish actions and funding priorities that ensure transportation facilities are accessible to all users.

The new strategy was approved at the January 2017 Oregon Transportation Commission Meeting.

​​At the July 18, 2012, meeting of the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) they approved amendments to the Oregon Transportation Plan and the Oregon Highway to address Tolling Support Operations and Interoperability for Electronic Tolling and the Governance of Tolling on State Highways.

The OTP was amended to add the following strategies:

OTP Goal 2 - Management of the System

Under Policy 2.1 - Capacity and Operational Efficiency, add the following as a new strategy:

Strategy 2.1.10 "Consider the use of toll revenue, including time-of-day pricing revenue, from existing state highways in a manner consistent with other Oregon Transportation Commission policies, state law, and federal statutes and planning regulations." 

OTP Goal 6 – Funding the Transportation System

Under Policy 6.1 - Funding Structure, add the following as a new strategy:

Strategy 6.1.4​ "Consider the use of tolling for financing the construction of new roads, bridges, or dedicated lanes only if expected toll receipts will pay for an acceptable portion of project costs."

Modal and Topic Plans

Mode and topic plans are statewide plans that are part of the OTP. These plans refine and apply OTP policy to specific modes or topics and guide state, regional, and local investment decisions for the parts of the transportation system that they address.

The OTP and all its parts are in service of a high quality of life for Oregon and a successful economy, so plan contents are often related but have a different focus for each mode or topic. Using OR-Plan you can search through all the statewide transportation plans together to see specific policies in a plan or related policies and strategies throughout the plans: OR-Plan: Exploring Oregon's Transportation Policies.

The Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is a statewide policy plan and serves as an element of the Oregon Transportation Plan, or OTP, which covers all modes of transportation in the state of Oregon. The plan supports decision-making for walking and biking investments, strategies and programs that can help bring an interconnected, robust, efficient and safe transportation system for Oregon. The plan guides the state through efforts such as prioritizing projects, developing design guidance, collecting important data and other activities that support walking and biking in Oregon.

Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan - Executive Summary
Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Work Program

In its continued commitment to making biking and walking safer, more accessible, and more efficient, ODOT has identified a number of action items from the recently adopted 2016 Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan that can be implemented within the next five years. This document summarizes those actions and lays out ODOT’s approach.

Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Work Program

2023 Oregon Freight Plan Amendment

The purpose of the Oregon Freight Plan, or OFP, is to improve freight connections to local, state, tribal, regional, national and international markets with the goal of increasing trade-related jobs and income for Oregon workers and businesses. The OFP is a resource designed to guide freight-related operation, maintenance and investment decisions. The OFP, originally released in 2011, was first amended in 2017 to maintain compliance with federal requirements that came from the FAST Act for state freight plans, and further amended in 2023 to update data and maintain alignment with other statewide planning documents and to be compliant with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) . These plans are required to be updated on a 4 year basis, with the next update due in 2027. See Guidance on State Freight Plans and State Freight Advisory Committees for more information on the federal context for this effort.

Visit the Oregon Freight Plan Update website .

2023 Oregon Freight Plan​

Commercial Truck Parking Study

​This study concluded as of July 31, 2020

Nationwide, truck drivers often can't find safe parking when they need to rest.  This is especially true in Oregon where rest areas already experience heavy demand, which is expected to worsen over time.  Public rest areas are intended for short-term safety breaks but are increasingly used for long-term parking. Private truck stops are also experiencing capacity shortfalls. Winter weather, safety regulations, and other factors contribute to this rising demand and recent studies have shown that factors related to weather and fatigue tend to increase the severity of injuries in crashes involving trucks.

Truck parking shortages and limits on stays in public rest areas may be forcing truck drivers to park in unsafe locations such as access ramps and roadway shoulders. Drivers may also be forced to travel longer distances without taking needed breaks.

Federal law (Jason's Law) requires an inventory and assessment of existing truck parking facilities in every state.

This study addressed the following:

  1. Truck parking issues within seven key freight corridors. 
  2. Capacity, safety, and convenience for truck drivers and determined where additional truck parking is needed. 
  3. Prioritized projects that allow ODOT to better plan future parking infrastructure that will better serve the trucking industry while supporting Oregon's overall economy.​​

Oregon Commercial Truck Parking Study Final Report​

Oregon Highway Plan Update

​The Oregon Highway Plan functions as a strategic element under the guiding aspect of the Oregon Transportation Plan. The Oregon Highway Plan update will begin following the adoption of the new Oregon Transportation Plan anticipated in early 2023.

​ The Oregon Highway Plan must:

  • Provide a long-range vision for the state highway system that aligns with the updated Oregon Transportation Plan​
  • Understand the system's multiple users and their needs, and articulate the multi-modal nature of the state highway system
  • Provide a framework for prioritizing investments statewide and regionally on the state highway system
  • Inform tactical-level planning and management objectives for the state highway system
  • Establish an approach for implementing the vision, goals, policies, and strategies developed in the plan​

​1999 Oregon Highway Plan

The 1999 Oregon Highway Plan, or OHP, establishes long-range policies and investment strategies for the State Highway System. The Oregon Transportation Commission, or OTC, adopted the Highway Plan on March 18, 1999. The document has been updated through many technical and policy amendments since its adoption.

Oregon Highway Plan
OHP Goal 6 Update (2023)​
OHP Appendix D​
Highway Plan Amendments Registry​​​
Jurisdictional Transfers​

2022 Amendment

ODOT recently amended OHP Goal 6 policy (tolling) to reflect recent legislative changes, modernize the policy with updated terms and considerations and provide direction for the rate setting Rule Advisory Committee. The OTC adopted this amendment on January 12, 2023. For more information, visit the project site.​

The Oregon Public Transportation Plan, or OPTP, is the statewide mode plan for all forms of public transportation and is an element of the Oregon Transportation Plan. The OPTP establishes a statewide vision for the public transportation system, with goals, policies, and strategies to point the way towards achieving that vision.  This plan will guide and inform public transportation investment decisions by the state, transit service providers, and local government agencies.​

OPTP Executive Summary

Oregon Public Transportation Plan​

OPTP Volume 2: Interim Products Informing OPTP Development​

The Oregon State Rail Plan explores the issues affecting the state's rail freight and passenger system over 25 years. It assesses both public and private transportation facilities and services at the state, regional and local level.

Oregon State Rail Plan Implementation Plan​

Oregon State Rail Plan - Executive Summary
Oregon State Rail Plan

Technical Memorandums

Freight and Passenger Rail System Inventory
Needs Assessment – Oregon's Economy
Needs Assessment – Passenger Rail
Needs Assessment – Freight Rail
Investment Program Technical Report

The purpose of the Oregon Transportation Options Plan is to establish a vision and policy guidance that supports and advances transportation options program activities and suggests ways to integrate transportation options into transportation planning and investments. The plan also supports transportation options program activities and integration with capital investment planning at the local and regional level.

Oregon Transportation Options Plan - Executive Summary
Oregon Transportation Options Plan
Oregon Transportation Options Plan Regional Translation Guidance: Planning Edition
Transportation Options Program

The Transportation Safety Action Plan is a document that shows a set of actions that Oregonians have identified as steps to a safer travel environment. The document also serves as the State of Oregon’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan, a document required by federal law.

Oregon Transportation Safety Action Plan​​
TSAP Implementation Plan​

Other Plans

These are statewide transportation documents that relate to the OTP and its mode and topic plans; they also guide decisions by state, regional, and local agencies. Unlike the plans above, these are not adopted by the Oregon Transportation Commission. They may be a part of the Commission’s and ODOT’s work but not adopted as part of the OTP, or they may be adopted by other commissions or boards.

The Oregon Aviation Plan is a comprehensive evaluation of Oregon's aviation system and will serve as a guide for future aviation development. The plan looks beyond the traditional state aviation system planning elements by combining three planning studies that assess the condition of the existing aviation infrastructure, the economic benefit of the aviation industry, and the national importance and state significance of each airport.

Oregon Aviation Plan

The Oregon Statewide Transportation Strategy: A 2050 Vision for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions is a state-level scenario planning effort that examines all aspects of the transportation system, including the movement of people and goods, and identifies a combination of strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Oregon Statewide Transportation Strategy


Email Michael Rock
Transportation Planning Unit Manager

The Oregon Transportation Plan informs topic and mode plans, which in turn informs local/regional plans, which guide priority program projects and funding identification leading to implementation.