The Policy, Data & Analysis division at the Oregon Department of Transportation periodically conducts projects to update statewide plans or to develop or update guidance documents affecting Oregon transportation agencies and planners. Below are planning projects in process today. Visit the pages below to find out more, including how to get involved and provide your feedback to help make sure the documents reflect interests and concerns throughout the state.
It's nationally recognized that commercial truck drivers often can't find safe and adequate parking for rest purposes. In Oregon, some rest areas are experiencing a demand for truck parking that exceeds capacity. The purpose of this study is to analyze truck parking issues on key freight corridors and determine where additional parking is needed.
Oregon Commercial Truck Parking Study main page
Emerging Technology Impact Assessment
ODOT initiated the Emerging Technology Impact Assessment (ETIA) to consider how emerging transportation technologies such as connected/automated vehicles (CVs/AVs) and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) could specifically transform Oregon's transportation system transportation Oregon's transportation system, address Oregon-specific transportation challenges, and evaluate the range of possible impacts for which ODOT should prepare.
Expressway Designation Review (2019)
Expressways are intended to give priority to the efficient movement of people and goods traveling through an area within specific segments of a highway. This is achieved by limiting access and turn movements on the highway facility, allowing for higher speeds and smooth flow. The Expressway Designation is one of a subset of highway designations defined in the OHP. ORS 374.328 directs the OTC to review the classification of state highways every six years to ensure expressway designations are appropriate. The intent of this requirement was to ensure the designation is still appropriate given changes that may have occurred since the original designation. The last full expressway review was completed by the OTC in March of 2013. Potential actions from the 2019 review are to:
- Remove the expressway designation to a portion or the entire segment,
- Retain the existing designation as is, or
- Add the expressway designation to a portion of a state highway that now meets the definition and intent.
Visit the project GIS website.
Expressway Overview Document
Public Involvement Letter
Oregon Transportation and Highway Plans Development
ODOT is prepareing to update both the Oregon Transportation Plan and Oregon Highway Plan. These updates will replace versions of the plans adopted in 2006 and 1999, respectively. These updates represent a critical opportunity to guide out strategic decision-making and shape a statewide transportation system that is resilient and that accommodates multiple users with different needs. Our project page better explains the two plans in detail, how the updates will impact Oregonians and how you can stay involved and informed.
Oregon Transportation and Highway Plans Development main page
Oregon State Rail Plan - 2020 Draft Now Available for Review
The Oregon State Rail Plan, or OSRP, is the state’s railroad mode plan which establishes a 20-year vision and strategic frameworks for the state’s freight and passenger railroad system. This modal plan is a supporting element of the Oregon Transportation Plan, refining policy, providing system information and modal specific priorities.
The current OSRP was originally approved by the OTC in 2014 and has been updated. The Oregon Transportation Committee will consider adoption of the Oregon State Rail Plan at the Aug 13 meeting.
The final plan draft and additional materials can be found at the OTC site.
If you have any questions, please contact Project Manager Roseann O’Laughlin.
Public Involvement Policy Update
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has released the draft update to the Oregon Transportation Commission's (OTC) Public Involvement Policy for review and comment. You are invited to review and comment on the draft policy. The public comment period is open until September 17, 2020.
The input received will be considered and public comments will inform potential revisions to the Policy. A final version will be complete for potential OTC adoption in October of 2020. If you would like to send a comment, please fill out the
online comment form or send email comments to Policy Coordinator
Public Involvement Policy Draft
Online Comment Form
Transportation Safety Action Plan
ODOT is conducting an update of the Oregon Transportation Safety Action Plan (TSAP). The TSAP serves as the unifying framework for transportation safety planning in Oregon. This update will replace the five-year plan adopted in 2016. The limited and focused update will analyze what has changed since the adoption of the 2016 plan, evaluate the progress towards achieving the elimination of fatalities and serious injuries on Oregon's transportation system, and identify solutions to address system needs for all travelers. The TSAP page explains in more detail the scope of the update and how you can stay involved and informed.
Visit the TSAP page for more information