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Oregon’s communities face many challenges, from a troubled economy and shrinking budgets, to uncertain energy costs, traffic congestion, and climate change.  Transportation options programs use proven transportation demand management (TDM) strategies to cost-effectively address these issues, support employer and workforce transportation needs, and keep things moving.

Transportation Options Solutions

A “TDM Package” of modest investments and supporting policies would provide for major benefits to Oregon

  • Reduce traffic congestion and improve mobility
    Quickly and cost-effectively help highways and transit carry significantly more people using existing roads, buses and trains.
  • Save businesses and residents money
    Fuel cost savings remain in local economies.  Oregon businesses and residents save tens of millions of dollars from reduced fuel bills; providing a boost to the Oregon economy while reducing oil dependence at a time of economic uncertainty.
  • Support employment and job access
    Carpool, vanpool and transit programs provide affordable access to jobs and support employer job retention and recruitment efforts.  Investment in TDM also supports the creation of new jobs for Oregon businesses.
  • Reduce air polution and greenhouse gas emissions
    Assist Oregon businesses affected by carbon or air pollution regulations with TDM programs.

Policy Updates

ODOT developed Oregon’s first transportation options plan, which refines and implements the goals, policies, strategies, and key initiatives in the Oregon Transportation Plan (OTP). Click the link below to download a pdf of the plan.

Oregon’s Transportation Options Plan

ToGo engaged with statewide partners during the legislative session to help pass HB 2017 and voiced strong support for funding transportation options in Oregon.  Section 122 of Keep Oregon Moving (Oregon House Bill 2017), which went into effect on October 6, 2017, establishes a new dedicated source of funding for expanding public transportation service in Oregon. This new funding source is called the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund, or STIF.The STIF Rules Advisory Committee will advise the Oregon Transportation Commission on implementing the STIF. The STIF Rules Advisory Committee’s work should be completed in time for the first formula grant agreements to be effective January 1, 2019 and the first competitive grant program agreements to be effective July 1, 2019. For more information on the HB 2017 rulemaking process, please visit the ODOT STIF site here: