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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Here’s Your Chance to Shape Oregon Transportation Policy

The Oregon Department of Transportation is launching the development of a statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. They are forming a high-level stakeholder group to help guide the development of the plan.  To learn more about the Plan and Commission.

The PAC serves in an advisory capacity to the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC).  OTC Commissioner Pat Egan will serve as the chair of the PAC. The Plan will be a state mode plan under the 2006 Oregon Transportation Plan (OTP) and will be a key element of the state transportation planning program.

Statewide transportation modal plans (e.g. Highway, Rail and Public Transportation) and topic plans (e.g. Freight, Transportation Options) further define and implement the goals, policies and strategies of the OTP
and help to guide the development, investment and management of Oregon’s transportation system.

Development of the Plan will be a closely coordinated activity between ODOT, key stakeholders and the public.  Working with a Policy Advisory Committee to guide plan development is an important element of this process and will help to develop a comprehensive, strategic plan for Oregon that:
.         refines the vision for the future of biking and walking in Oregon
.         serves as the policy basis for bicycle and pedestrian investments within the state; and
.         positions  Oregon to meet the challenges and opportunities facing
the broader transportation system and its users.
.         reflects the ideas and needs of Oregon stakeholders and citizens
It is anticipated that the plan will be developed over about two years and that the Policy Advisory Committee will meet up to 15 times between the fall of 2013 and the fall of 2015. Over the course of the project, the Committee will provide advice and direction on plan content and review key deliverables. The meetings will likely be held in either the Salem or Portland area. In person attendance is preferred; however teleconference options will be made available.  Your time will be respected and all efforts will be made to keep meetings and committee responsibilities focused and efficient.

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