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Oregon Transportation and Highway Plans Development

An update to the Oregon Transportation Plan is currently underway. It will replace a version adopted in 2006. Once the OTP update is complete in 2023, ODOT will update the Oregon Highway Plan, which will replace a version adopted in 1999. These plan updates will be developed in consultation with stakeholders representing a variety of transportation interests. Public input is a critical part of this process.

We are continually evolving, along with the transportation sector as a whole, to meet our stated mission of providing a safe and reliable multimodal system that connects people and helps Oregon's communities and economy thrive. The policies and strategies in the statewide transportation plans have guided our decision-making from the difficult period of economic downturn through the enactment of HB 2017 (“Keep Oregon Moving”), the largest infrastructure package in Oregon’s history.  
Looking towards the future, we are considering a range of trends, opportunities and uncertainties, as continual population growth, increasing freight volume, dramatic technological changes, and the threat of climate change impacts to our communities and the transportation system. The OTP-OHP Updates represent a critical opportunity to guide our strategic decision-making and shape a statewide transportation system that is resilient and that accommodates multiple users with different needs.

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​The Oregon Highway Plan functions as a strategic element under the guiding aspect of the Oregon Transportation Plan, along with other mode, topic and facility plans. The Oregon Highway Plan must:

  • Provide a long-range vision for the state highway system that aligns with the updated Oregon Transportation Plan​
  • Understand the system's multiple users and their needs, and articulate the multi-modal nature of the state highway system
  • Provide a framework for prioritizing investments statewide and regionally on the state highway system
  • Inform tactical-level planning and management objectives for the state highway system
  • Establish an approach for implementing the vision, goals, policies, and strategies developed in the plan

Stakeholder interview documents

ODOT’s Policy and Planning Section recently completed interviews with stakeholders, both internal and external, representing a variety of transportation interests.  A two-sheet handout and a summary report of the interviews are now available here.

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, address Oregon-specific transportation challenges, and evaluate the range of possible impacts for which ODOT should prepare.

ETIA main page

Whitepapers and other background research documents informing the plan updates

ODOT has completed a series of whitepapers to serve as foundational resources that inform and help guide our approach to statewide plan development. These reports address a range of key themes and trends that are important to consider throughout the plan update process. Whitepapers and associated background research sources supporting the update process are available below.

OTP/OHP update-related documents:

Other relevant background documents:



 Adam Argo
Project Manager

 Michael Rock
Transportation Planning Unit Manager


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