Projects are created within the program development stage, beginning with transportation planning, to identify needs at the state and local levels. Program development ends when the Oregon Transportation Commission and Federal Highway Administration approve the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
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1. Transportation Planning: This phase provides an overview of Planning purpose, deliverables and expectations. The Transportation Planning Section is responsible for managing the statewide policy planning process and the Regional Planning Units are responsible for managing the system planning process; project leaders do not have direct responsibility for any of the deliverables.
2. Planning Transition: This phase provides an overview of the inputs to project scope and definition. The intent of this phase is to maximize communication and understanding between planning and project development.
3. Competitive Process or System Management: This phase defines the Transportation Management System used to evaluate the highway assets and systems and assist in the selection of projects. This phase further defines competitive process and provides an overview of how potential projects are identified.
4. Business Case Development: This phase provides an overview of the Business Case development process as well as outlines business case deliverables and expectations.
5. Scoping: This phase provides an overview of the scoping purpose and highlights a list of deliverables and ProjectWise guidelines for document storage. It also gets into detailed information about the scoping expectations including:
a. Triggers for scoping
b. Inputs to scoping
c. Active scoping
d. Outputs of scoping
e. Key questions to be answered by scoping
f. Assets Conditions and features
h. Environmental related risks
i. Investment strategy
j. Practical Design
k. Roles and Responsibility
6. Project Selection: This phase provides an overview of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
7. Statewide Transportation Improvement Program Adoption: This phase provides an overview of how the STIP is adopted.
8. Project Development Transition: This phase provides an overview of the transition from the Program Development stage to the Project Development stage. Further, this phase highlights a list of project deliverables and a guide for documentation storage. In addition, this section includes detailed information about project documentation and key steps, including:
a. Project Charter
b. Project Description
c. STIP/Project Key Number
e. Program Request (Expenditure Account request)
f. Financial Responsibility