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Why Update a Transportation System Plan?

Plot a clear course for your community

People waiting at bus stop in front of business
Show how your transportation goals meet the goals and needs of planned land uses
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Determine where planned transportation improvements should be located and what right-of-way needs to be protected
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Provide rationale for making prudent transportation investments and land use decisions
Three new buses
Identify and advocate for projects and services the community would like, but cannot fund within the planning horizon

Work toward shared goals

Your TSP tells others how transportation policies and investments support your broader community and regional goals. Being able to see where these goals overlap with those of other agencies opens valuable opportunities for collaboration.

Venn diagram showing overlapping goals for a local TSP and other local agency plans, including a Parks Plan, a Safety Plan and a Transit Plan.  

Attract and secure funds

Not only does a TSP provide a necessary linkage to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program to secure funding, it also provides the policy foundation and documentation of need to support other transportation funding decisions and requests.

TSP encompassing moneybags representing funding sources including Oregon STIP, Grants, Proposed Fees, and Tax Initiatives  

Getting results

Read how TSP updates have helped communities fund system investments, coordinate with other jurisdictions and agencies, and deliver projects.

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