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Transportation Safety Action Plan

The Oregon Transportation Safety Action Plan (TSAP) provides long-term goals, policies and strategies and near-term actions to eliminate deaths and life-changing injuries on Oregon's transportation system. The TSAP serves as the unifying framework for transportation safety planning in Oregon; identifying key safety needs and guiding safety investments in infrastructure and behavior programs to meet those needs. The TSAP also serves as the State of Oregon's Strategic Highway Safety Plan, a document required by federal law.

The TSAP Implementation Work Program describes a framework for implementing the Emphasis Area actions developed within the TSAP. 

​ODOT is conducting an update of the TSAP. 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. 

This update is managed by a collaborative team led by ODOT’s Transportation Safety Office and Planning Section​ and will be developed in consultation with our partners representing a variety of transportation interests.
The Federal Highway Administration requires every state to have a Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP). The SHSP is a statewide coordinated safety plan providing a comprehensive framework for reducing fatalities and serious injuries. The TSAP serves as the Oregon SHSP and must be updated no later than five years from the date of the previously approved plan​ (updated TSAP due October 2021).​​​

The TSAP will include a focused and limited update that will:

  • Integrate updated crash data;
  • Identify emerging safety trends and challenges since the adoption of the 2016 TSAP;
  • Evaluate the progress towards achieving the elimination of fatalities and serious injuries on Oregon's transportation system;
  • Identify solutions and actions to address system needs for all modes, travelers and roadway users.
​Hundreds of thousands of Oregonians travel safely to and from work, recreation, and excursions on a daily basis. Even so, hundreds of people die, and thousands receive life altering injuries every year on Oregon's transportation system. The TSAP aims to eliminate these tragedies. The TSAP is a strategic safety plan for all users, all roadways, and all agencies in Oregon.

The broad reach of the plan is matched by the broad array of partners that will need to commit to implementing the plan's policies, programs and projects to save lives and prevent injuries. These partners include, but are not limited to:

  • State, regional, tribal, county and city agencies;
  • Transportation planning and engineering organizations;
  • Enforcement agencies;
  • Emergency medical service providers;
  • Education providers;
  • Public health agencies;
  • Safety advocacy groups;
  • Private employers; and
  • You—the traveling public. ​
The TSAP is the framework for engaging residents, employers, planners, engineers, enforcement agencies, emergency medical service providers, and other interested parties across the state in improving transportation safety in Oregon.

The TSAP serves as the foundation for the integration of behavioral and engineering safety practices into all aspects of planning, programming and policy activities throughout Oregon. The TSAP supports a culture of safety on the transportation system by:

  • Reviewing past, current, and predicted safety trends;
  • Developing safety goals, objectives, measures, and targets; 
  • Identifying transportation programs and projects to achieve results,;
  • Monitoring and evaluating system performance.
​This website will be updated throughout the project, providing informational updates, materials and notices of partnership engagement opportunities. 

If you have questions about the TSAP update, contact ​​; or if you want to stay informed, subscribe to our GovDelivery updates.​


Mary McGowan
Transportation Planner, Project Manager
ODOT Transportation Planning

Walt McAllister
Safe Communities Program Manager
DMV - Transportation Safety Office

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