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Every Mile Counts

Every Mile Counts is a multi-agency partnership between Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD), Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), and Department of Energy (DOE) to collaborate on actions to implement the Oregon Statewide Transportation Strategy: A 2050 Vision For Greenhouse Gas Reduction to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation and bring Oregon closer to achieving the emission reduction goals.

Every Mile Counts Funding Handbook for Local Governments

Congress recently passed a historic series of investments to address the climate crisis, making more than $369 billion available to supercharge America's clean energy transition. In addition to this federal funding, many Oregon state agencies offer funding programs to help local governments with climate solutions.

Every Mile Counts agencies compiled this Funding Handbook for Local Governments to help connect Oregon's local governments with an extensive set of federal and state funding resources to help implement local climate and emissions reductions actions. The handbook contains details for numerous grant and funding programs including eligible entities, the amount funding available, what agency is providing it, and what time frames need to be minded.

EMC Funding Handbook for Local Governments

STS Multi-Agency Implementation Work Plan

The four agencies worked together to develop a Statewide Transportation Strategy (STS) Multi-Agency Implementation Work Plan for 2023-2024 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, and that support state and local emissions reduction goals. 

The work plan focuses on reducing transportation GHG emissions and implementing the STS through the key objectives of reducing vehicle miles traveled, increasing use of cleaner fuels, and expanding transportation electrification. 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 complements existing agency efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and because the STS is not enough to reach the goals, the four agencies recognize that more must be done. 

STS Multi-Agency Implementation Work Plan (2023-2024)

STS Multi-Agency Implementation Work Plan Appendix

Memorandum of Understanding

Understanding and Addressing Equity

ODOT, DEQ, DLCD and ODOE are committed to advancing equitable outcomes for communities in Oregon as part of the Every Mile Counts work to implement the Statewide Transportation Strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. To center equity in the Every Mile Counts work and provide agencies with a greater understanding of equity impacts, the agencies hosted a series of Equity Engagement Workshops to collectively gather input and guidance from equity and climate justice stakeholders around the state. 

The purpose of the workshops was to listen and understand the needs and priorities of diverse communities, build upon past conversations and relationships between agencies and stakeholders, provide foundational information, and identify equity-focused principles and outcomes that can be applied to the Every Mile Counts actions.
To ensure the Every Mile Counts commitment to equity is realized, the partner-agencies used feedback gathered to develop a set of Equity Guiding Principles for the partnership. These guiding principles establish decision-making criteria for agencies to consider throughout implementation of Every Mile Counts actions to ensure meaningful progress is made toward achieving Oregon’s greenhouse gas reduction goals while also advancing social equity and environmental justice objectives

EMC Equity Workshop Summary Report

Equity Guiding Principles

Equity Guiding Principles Crosswalk 2020-2022

Key Objectives

  • Reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled per Capita 
  • Cleaner Fuels 
  • Transportation Electrification