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Achieve Sufficient Funding


This is one of ten outcomes to make measurable progress toward achieving our strategic priorities

What Does this Outcome Mean?

Our funding comes from two main sources, the State Highway Fund and the federal government. Despite a solid track record, we can't count on either to help us build a modern transportation system. State Highway Fund revenue is on the decline and federal funding rates have been flat for a decade. If we don't act, our budget deficit will be $720 million by 2027. 

We need to diversify our revenue and secure a solid financial future for the agency and Oregon's transportation system. We need sufficient and stable funding not only for highways but for walking, biking and transit.  

Our Actions: How We’ll Get There

  • 2022: Work with stakeholders to identify new transportation revenue options to propose to the 2023 Oregon Legislature.
  • 2022: Create a road map for closing the $720 million budget gap through 2027.
  • 2022: Develop a plan to close the agency's operations and maintenance budget deficit through 2029.
  • 2023: Maximize Oregon's opportunity to secure significant federal competitive grants under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
  • 2023: Close ODOT's Operations & Maintenance budget gap through 2027. 
  • 2023: Develop a plan to close the agency’s operations and maintenance budget deficit through 2029. 
  • 2024: Work with stakeholders and legislators to secure additional revenue – 2024.

How Will We Measure Our Success?

By the end of 2025, we will increase total funding for all modes of Oregon's transportation system.

Our Progress So Far 

We developed six milestones enabling the agency to move forward with seeking funding increases. 

The federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provided $1.2 billion in increased funding for all modes on transportation in Oregon. We're also applying for additional funds through grant opportunities included in the IIJA.