The Oregon Transportation Commission adopted the Oregon Freight Plan on June 15, 2011 as an element of the Oregon Transportation Plan. The purpose of the Oregon Freight Plan 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 Oregon Freight Plan is a resource designed to guide freight-related operation, maintenance and investment decisions.
The plan documents the economic importance of freight movement in Oregon, identifies transportation networks important to freight-dependent industries and recommends multimodal strategies to increase strategic freight system efficiency. Oregon is the ninth most trade-dependent state in the nation demonstrating the importance to the state’s economy of efficiently transporting Oregon products to world markets.
Oregon Freight Plan Amendment
The OFP must meet new federal requirements for the state to obligate federal formula freight funding beyond December 4, 2017. While several requirements are addressed by the 2011 OFP and other statewide policy plans, ODOT’s OFP amendment process will address the remaining requirements, including a tiered statewide inventory of freight transportation facilities with mobility needs; a list and map of urban and rural facilities designated as critical freight corridors; a five-year fiscally constrained investment plan listing priority projects to make use of federal formula freight funding; and performance measures.
Outreach to the Oregon Freight Advisory Committee, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and Area Commissions on Transportation are components of the outreach and stakeholder engagement plan for this project. A working group consisting of freight transportation modal, industry, and rural jurisdiction representatives will provide input on Critical Rural Freight Corridor designations. The amended OFP is expected to be available for public review in late summer/early fall 2017 and presented to the Oregon Transportation Commission for approval in November 2017.
Guidance on State Freight Plans and State Freight Advisory Committees
Order Printed Copies of the Plan
Printed copies of the Oregon Freight Plan are available upon request by calling 503-986-3520 between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or emailing Sharon Kautz.
Send written requests to the following address:
ODOT Freight Planning Unit
555 13th Street NE, Suite 2
Salem, OR 97301-4178
Freight Program Manager
Transportation Development Division, Planning Section