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.
Oregon Commercial Truck Parking Study
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 updated plan consists of revised related data, an itemized freight and passenger needs list and revised evaluation factors section. A list of revisions to the plan is also available. You can send in feedback via our online OSRP Comment Form
. Contact Roseann O’Laughlin
, Project Manager with any questions either via email
or at 503-986-3525.
Notice of Public Comment Period and Public Hearing on Oregon State Rail Plan 2020 Update for Oregon Department of Transportation
The public comment period for the draft Oregon State Rail Plan began on April 2, 2020, upon Oregon Transportation Commission approval. The public comment period will close on June 5, 2020.
The Oregon Department of Transportation is offering an opportunity to provide verbal comments on the draft 2020 Oregon State Rail Plan. The public hearing is an opportunity for you to provide comments on the record that will be shared with the Oregon Transportation Commission prior to any action the OTC takes on the Plan. An ODOT staff member will be present to preside over the meeting and record the comments.
Due to COVID-19 and related building closures, the hearing will be held through a web based application called WEBEX. This app allows participants to provide comment through a computer or phone line. A link is provided to use when the hearing begins. A call-in number is also available.
If you have questions about the WEBEX tool, please contact
Oregon State Rail Plan 2020 Update: Public Hearing
May 28, 2020
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Meeting number (access code): 965 537 267
Meeting password: vQTqJudm783
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