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Transportation Options Program

The Transportation Options, or TO, program focuses on implementation of the Oregon Transportation Options Plan, including: managing demand across the transportation system; educating students and the public on travel options and how to safely use them; connecting veterans, low income populations, communities of color, and others with ways to get to and from work or school; supporting vanpooling; and more.

Examples of Transportation Option implementation activities include:

  • Administration of federal grant funds and collaboration on transportation option program priorities with local transportation options partner programs. These programs are often housed within a local transit agency, city, county or Metropolitan Planning Organization.
  • Support congestion mitigation for major Oregon Department of Transportation construction projects, safety corridors, and congestion points. The TO Program supports ODOT Regional offices in providing outreach and education around specific issues or projects to reduce impacts and delays and/or promote safety.
  • Management of the statewide ride matching database, Get There, to help people connect with carpools, vanpools and other travel options. The ride matching database is an essential tool for local and regional partners, and provides information on fuel savings and reductions of vehicles miles traveled.
  • Management of the an annual event, Get There Challenge, to help the public become familiar with their transportation options and support carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking and transit. ODOT manages the annual event in collaboration with our local and regional partners.

Find Transportation Options Programs in Your Area

Visit Get There or browse the information below:

What are Transportation Options?

Transportation Options programs connect people to transportation choices, allowing them to bike, walk, take transit, drive, share rides, and telecommute. TO programs do not address capital infrastructure or service investments – like sidewalks, bike lanes, and transit service. Rather, they provide information and resources to help people learn about their travel options for all types of trips. Transportation Options is also sometimes referred to Transportation Demand Management.

Investments in transportation options can provide numerous benefits to our existing transportation system as well as communities across Oregon. From cost savings to improved health, TO programs offer proven benefits to communities large and small.

"What are the Benefits of Transportation Options?" (2-Page Brochure)
"What are the Benefits of Transportation Options? (Complete Brochure)

Partner Resources


Stephanie Millar
Senior Transportation Planner

Related Links

Oregon Transportation Options Plan
Bicycle and Pedestrian Program

Find a ride! Get there with carpool, vanpool, walking, biking and transit options. Register at Get There.

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