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Every Mile Counts

A Multi-Agency Approach to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and implementing the Statewide Transportation Strategy: A 2050 Vision for Greenhouse Gas Reduction.

In 2019, Governor Brown directed the Oregon Department of Transportation, Department of Land Conservation and Development, Department of Environmental Quality, and Department of Energy to collaborate and identify specific actions to help the state get back on track with the Oregon Statewide Transportation Strategy: A 2050 Vision For Greenhouse Gas Reduction vision. In 2020, the Governor boosted Oregon’s goals in Executive Order 20-04 to reduce pollution to at least 45 percent below 1990 emissions levels by 2035 and to at least 80 percent below 1990 emissions by 2050.

STS Multi-Agency Implementation Work Plan

In response to this direction the four agencies worked together to develop a Statewide Transportation Strategy (STS) Multi-Agency Implementation Work Plan for June 2020-June 2022 to make progress toward the Strategy’s vision. The plan focuses on objectives and priority actions that can benefit from collaborative relationships and programs already established among the agencies. 

The four agencies are committed to undertaking the actions and tasks in the work plan in support of reducing statewide greenhouse gas emissions from transportation and to bring Oregon closer to achieving the emission reduction goals. This Work Plan is the start of an ongoing initiative called “Every Mile Counts,” that focuses on reducing transportation GHG emissions and implementing the STS through reducing vehicle miles traveled, increasing use of cleaner vehicles and fuels, and integrating consideration of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into decision making.

This Work Plan complements existing agency efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and, because the Strategy is not enough to reach the goals in Executive Order 20-04, the four agencies recognize that more must be done. The agencies will revisit the work plan as needed to address unforeseen opportunities and challenges and make necessary adjustments to this document. At the end of the two year period, the agencies will develop a new work plan which is likely to include a continuation of some of the actions but also new actions to reduce transportation’s carbon footprint and to demonstrate an ongoing and long-term commitment to addressing Oregon’s climate crisis.

STS Multi-Agency Implementation Work Plan (2020-2022)

STS Multi-Agency Implementation Work Plan Appendix

Summary of Public Comments

Memorandum of Understanding

One Year Update on Progress

In response to the Governor’s Office request for progress implementing Executive Order 20-04 to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, ODOT, DOE, DEQ, and DLCD have collaboratively developed a report on the Every Mile Counts Work Plan to demonstrate the progress achieved between March 2020 and March 2021.The report describes the cooperative agreement and level of commitment between agencies, efforts to engrain equity in the Every Mile Counts work, and an explanation of the progress achieved to date for each action in the work plan.

Progress has been made on each of the Every Mile Counts actions in the plan since it was initiated. The actions in the work plan are advancing and currently on track for completion. Some actions have already resulted in work products, while others are just getting started. Many of the actions strengthen existing state priorities and participation in national emissions reduction partnerships. All of the actions in the work plan are critical components on the path to reduce transportation emissions in Oregon. Each of the agencies is working to complete the individual and collaborative responsibilities as part of their commitment to climate action and emissions reduction.

STS Implementation Progress Report

Key Objectives

  • Reduce vehicle miles traveled per capita
  • Support use of cleaner vehicles and fuels
  • Consider greenhouse gas emissions in decision-making


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Priority Efforts

​Expand electric vehicle rebate program, identify needed charging infrastructure​.

​Expand market-based Clean Fuels Program, providing data and information on the use of cleaner alternative fuels for freight trucks, and developing a roadmap and strategy to support alternative fuel adoption.

Explore employer options to reduce driving, such as telecommuting, parking regulations, and employee incentives.

​Plan and build cities where Oregonians can walk, bike and take transit to get where they need to go.



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