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ODOT is preparing a statewide Oregon Transportation Plan update, which will replace a version adopted in 2006, and a statewide Oregon Highway Plan update, which will replace a version adopted in 1999. The updates to the Oregon Transportation Plan, or OTP, and Oregon Highway Plan, or OHP will both be developed in consultation with stakeholders representing a variety of transportation interests. Your involvement is a critical part of this process.
ODOT has been continually evolving, along with the transportation sector as a whole, to meet its 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 ODOT’s statewide transportation plans have guided the agency’s 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, ODOT is considering a range of trends, opportunities and uncertainties, as continual population growth, increasing freight volume, dramatic technological changes, and the threat of climate change impact 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.
Oregon Transportation Plan (OTP)
is the overarching policy element of the state transportation system plan. The
intent of the OTP update is to provide the long-range vision for Oregon’s
multi-modal system that sets a policy framework for shaping the multi-modal transportation
system through the year 2050. Additional
objectives for the OTP update include:
Oregon Highway Plan (OHP)
The OHP functions as a strategic element under the
guiding aspect of the OTP, along with other mode, topic and facility plans. The OHP must:
Addressing an uncertain future
While the extent of possible impacts to the transportation system in the coming decades remains uncertain, ODOT and local transportation agencies are using the scenario planning technique (see below) to explore a reange of plausible features to inform decision-making.
ODOT has been assessing trends, or “drivers of change”, related to emerging
technological advancements in vehicle technology, mobility options, freight
applications, and system management in order to understand potential state- and
region-wide transportation policy implications. ODOT identified a set of goal
areas as a way to frame the likely/potential impacts. The eight goal areas are:
The white papers and scenario
planning outcomes are intended to inform assumptions about future trends and
changes. These informational tools will
also help ODOT and stakeholders gain a broad understanding of tradeoffs to
consider in determining a vision for the future of Oregon's transportation system.
This website will be updated throughout the project, providing informational updates, materials and advisory committee meeting information.
For more information, contact Adam Argo,
Project Manager for the OTP and OHP Updates or Transportation Planning Unit
Manager Michael Rock. Subscribe to our GovDelivery newsletter.
Public and stakeholder involvement helps ODOT shape plans and investments that reflect the needs and concerns of Oregon communities. In this way, the OTP and OHP Updates will make a real impact on Oregonians with diverse needs and interests ranging from:
Adam ArgoProject Manager 503-986-3510
Michael RockTransportation Planning Unit Manager 503-986-3179
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