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Statewide Transportation Strategy

The Oregon Statewide Transportation Strategy: A 2050 Vision for GHG Emissions Reduction, or STS, is Oregon's roadmap to reduce emissions from the transportation sector and achieve the state greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal and metropolitan targets. The STS is a state-level scenario planning effort that examines all aspects of the transportation system, including the movement of people and goods, and identifies a combination of strategies that agencies, private industry, and Oregonians can take to reduce GHG emissions through the year 2050. The STS includes a variety of effective GHG emissions reduction elements in vehicle and fuel technologies, system operations, transportation options, urban land use patterns, and pricing, funding and markets.

The STS was created in 2013 following Legislative direction for ODOT to aid in achieving the state GHG reduction goal set in ORS 468A.205. The development included extensive research and technical analysis, as well as policy direction and technical input from local governments, industry representatives, metropolitan planning organizations, state agencies and others. In 2018, the Oregon Transportation Commission adopted an amendment to incorporate the STS into ODOT policy as part of the Oregon Transportation Plan. The 2023 Oregon Transportation Plan includes a policy and supporting strategies to implement the STS and realize the statewide GHG emissions reduction goal.

Statewide Transportation Strategy
Statewide Transportation Strategy Technical Appendices

Monitoring Progress

The STS is monitored over time to track progress towards achieving the state's GHG reduction goal and targets. ODOT and other state agencies have built on the Statewide Transportation Strategy for the last decade. A 2018 Monitoring Report summarized ODOT-led actions in the first 5 years and overall progress towards achieving the STS vision. The report showed that ODOT was advancing the STS vision within the activities it has authority over.

In 2023 ODOT created the Oregon Transportation Emissions website, in cooperation with state agency partners.  The site provides a summary of progress ODOT and partner state agencies have made to implement the actions included in the STS. Updates showed significant progress in cleaning up each vehicle mile, while reducing the growth in vehicle miles travelled continues to provide opportunities for improvement.

ODOT as lead member the multi-agency Every Mile Counts program, is focused on continued partnership with state agencies to identify actions to reduce transportation sector emissions.