The Department of Land Conservation and Development's Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities rulemaking significantly updated Oregon’s administrative rules on housing and transportation planning within Oregon’s eight metropolitan areas.
- Expand requirements for scenario planning to meet the state's greenhouse gas reduction targets
- Reduce some transportation planning requirements and include other new and expanded requirements for preparing local Transportation System Plans
- Require cities and counties to reform parking regulations
- Require cities to identify Climate Friendly Areas that allow for the development of compact, mixed-use neighborhoods served with high quality walking, bicycling and transit infrastructure and services
ODOT, in partnership with DLCD, will be supporting communities with implementation efforts. The ODOT Statewide Planning Unit, Transportation Planning & Analysis Unit (TPAU) and the Climate Office will each support CFEC implementation through specific and coordinated initiatives. Project information and updates for each of these initiatives is included below.
This webpage will be updated throughout the CFEC implementation process, providing informational updates, materials and notices of stakeholder engagement opportunities. If you have questions about CFEC implementation, contact
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Office hours with Department of Land Conservation and Development
Office hours, drop-in sessions for local governments and other parties to ask questions about the CFEC program to DLCD and ODOT staff, are scheduled:
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CFEC Implementation Schedule
Download a PDF of the schedule.
The TSP Guidelines are a web-based resource to assist local jurisdictions in long-range transportation system planning. The guidelines outline the 'what', 'when', 'why' and 'how' of updating a TSP based on
Oregon's Transportation Planning Rule and providing best practices, examples and additional resources. The TSP Guidelines are being updated to outline new CFEC requirements for jurisdictions within metropolitan areas. This project is managed by a collaborative team including staff from the ODOT Transportation Planning Unit and Climate Office and will engage stakeholders who use these tools most. The TSP Guidelines update will be informed by an Advisory Committee including representatives from cities, counties, consultants, advocacy, land use and public health.
Schedule and Key Milestones
The project kicked off in late February 2023 and a majority of project work will occur in 2023 with the goal of having critical updates ready in early 2024.
Key project deliverables include:
- Partner engagement began in April 2023 with the formation of an advisory committee. Focus group meetings and webpage updates will occur throughout the project.
- A TSP Guidelines update strategy based on an 'audit' of the updated rules in Division 660-012 (Transportation Planning) and Division 660-044 (Metropolitan GHG Targets)
- Updates to the TSP Guidelines will be proposed in three strategic deliverables
- Updated TSP Guidelines website and accompanying print-ready PDF document
The purpose of the Transportation Planning Rule Modeling and Analysis Guides Update is to provide modeling and transportation analysis procedure guidance for ODOT and local jurisdiction development of transportation system plans based on the updated rules. ODOT's partner agency, the Department of Land Conservation and Development and DLCD's Commission have adopted new rules for transportation planning, housing planning, and metropolitan climate change targets for metropolitan areas and larger cities within MPO areas. These new rules make significant changes to the parameters for transportation and land use planning, particularly in metropolitan areas, and therefore ODOT's transportation planning, analysis, and modeling guidance requires updates to reflect the new rules.
Schedule and Key Milestones
Throughout 2023 and 2024, this project will conduct and document several tasks through a series of technical memoranda:
- Review the new and revised OARs in Division 660-012 (Transportation Planning) and Division 660-044 (Metropolitan GHG Targets).
- Review existing modeling and analysis procedures documents and identify the areas to be updated to meet the needs of the new rules.
- Review existing MPO travel demand models and capabilities to meet the requirements of the new rules.
- Develop Climate Friendly Area (CFA) modeling guidance (moving Comprehensive Plan changes into model inputs).
- Conduct CFA modeling case studies.
- Develop new performance targets (long range planning) and performance standards (project specific) application guidance.
The first key milestone will be to establish draft modeling and analysis guidance for CFA and performance targets/standards by the end of 2023. This will include technical memoranda that guide the modeling and analytical procedures but will not yet include Analysis Procedures Manual (APM) or other document updates at this time.
The second key milestone will be to complete updates to the APM and related guidance documents by May 2024.
This project is managed by a collaborative team including ODOT's Transportation Planning and Analysis Unit and Climate Office staff and will engage stakeholders who use these tools most. This includes a Working Group from the Oregon Modeling Statewide Collaborative, the Analysis Procedures Manual User's Group and a Technical Advisory Committee including representatives from cities, counties, consultants and ODOT.
Technical Advisory Committee Meeting 1 Summary
Analysis Procedures Manual Users Group Meeting 1 Summary
OMSC Working Group Meeting 1 Summary
OMSC Working Group Meeting 2 Summary
Technical Memo 1 - Oregon Administrative Rules Review
Technical Memo 2 - Modeling and Analysis Procedures Document Review and Summary
Technical Memo 3 - Summary and Context of Other Planning Efforts
If you are interested to learn more or provide comments please contact project manager Zachary Horowitz at Zachary.HOROWITZ@odot.oregon.gov.
The ODOT Climate Office is laying the groundwork for greenhouse gas reduction target-setting in metropolitan areas, as required by CFEC updates to Division 44. The goal is to set the 8 Oregon metropolitan areas on a path to meeting their GHG Targets, as well as establish performance targets for reporting on that path.
ODOT, in partnership with DLCD and consultant team, will be supporting communities in Salem & Eugene-Springfield to adopt a preferred scenario, and all (non-Portland) areas to set performance targets to reach that path. This will include help in completing their first reporting cycle. Metro will be supporting communities in the Portland area to meet the requirements. We expect the consultant contract for this work to be executed soon.
More information, contact information and resources related to scenario planning is available on the ODOT Climate Office Strategic Assessment and Scenario Planning webpage.
This effort will provide jurisdictions with a locally-owned initial dataset that supports CFEC-compliant Transportation System Plans. The project will compile, generate and integrate infrastructure inventory data for pedestrian, bicycle, transit and vehicular travel within the urban growth boundaries of cities within MPO areas. Data collected will support compliance with inventory and reporting requirements outlined in the updated TPR. The project will also define what longer-term data management solutions could look like.
An RFP process is currently underway to bring on a consultant team to support this work. Project kickoff is anticipated for the summer of 2023 with significant work occurring in 2023-2024. Once the project kicks off, project updates and information will be available here.
ODOT will be standing up a new Transportation System Plan (TSP) Funding Program specifically to update TSPs for CFEC compliance. Because the CFEC rulemaking requires so many jurisdictions to complete full TSP updates by 2029, the CFEC TSP Funding Program will have a unique programmatic approach. In collaboration with impacted agencies, ODOT staff will program eligible jurisdictions for funding, largely between 2024 and 2029. We are still developing the program structure and plan to roll it out in May 2023, along with an updated TSP funding schedule.
CFEC TSP Funding Program Handout
TSP Funding Program Schedule (draft, July 2023)
TSP Funding Program Webinar Slides
If you are interested to learn more or provide comment please contact project manager Theresa Conley at Theresa.L.Conley@odot.oregon.gov.