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Sufficient and Reliable Funding Priority

Traffic on Oregon 62Oregon’s current funding structure is not designed to finance a modern, multimodal transportation network. We recognize the need to diversify our revenue sources and adopt new funding options. We must change today’s funding model to one that invests more money in alternative transportation options, including bikeways, pedestrian routes, and public transportation. 

The goals under this priority highlight the need for new revenue sources such as tolling and road usage charges. 

As a responsible steward of public funds, we are also taking steps to ensure our agency's long-term fiscal health.

Overall Goal:

Seek sufficient and reliable funding to support a modern transportation system and a fiscally sound ODOT.


Employee working on financial reports​Pursue sufficient and reliable funding to enhance multimodal options.​

Spokesperson doing media interview​Implement statewide road usage charging to ensure sufficient and reliable revenue to maintain and improve Oregon’s transportation system.​

Traffic on I-5Establish a tolling program in the Portland metropolitan region to fund critical transportation improvements and manage traffic congestion for the benefit of Oregonians.​

Auditors reviewing a report​Ensure the long-term fiscal health of ODOT by aligning ODOT operational expenditures and revenue.​

People discussing an issueDevelop and maintain strong partnerships with system users, local governments, and private sector partners to enhance investment in Oregon’s transportation system. Develop public-private partnerships, as appropriate, including opportunities to integrate internet connectivity in Oregon’s transportation system.

Visit our outcomes page to see progress on action towards this goal.