August 28, 2018

The Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments (MWVCOG) and Lane Council of Governments (LCOG) are preparing possible policy agendas for the upcoming 2019 Legislative Session. The Policy Committee for the Salem-Keizer Active Transportation Study (SKATS), also the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the area, met today to discuss next steps for the Mid-Willamette Valley region.

August 16, 2018

The Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles (AV) held their third meeting yesterday to firm up their recommendations for a framework for autonomous vehicle policy in Oregon, which is not currently addressed in state law. ODOT staff will summarize these recommendations into a final report, which will be reviewed by the Task Force and submitted to the Legislature, who will ultimately make any policy decisions going forward. The final report is expected to become available next week, at which time both the AV Task Force and public are encouraged to submit formal comments.

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June 21, 2018

Funded SRTS projects will be coming to a Portland school near you very soon!

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May 29, 2018

Join Safe Routes to School practitioners and other interested parties in Salem, OR, this June 25. Learn about new funding streams, best practices, share lunch with old and new friends and take home new tools to get the kids in your neighborhood walking and biking! Get inspired and find resources for Safe Routes to School work in Oregon.

Students loading transit
May 22, 2018
Youth Pass – typically a free or heavily subsidized transit pass for high school students – is a smart extension of any city's successful Safe Routes to School work, which focuses traffic safety education on elementary students. For high school students, Youth Pass is the logical next step to helping reduce congestion and reliance on vehicles, provides independent travel options, and builds future transit riders.
Oregon State Seal
May 9, 2018
During the month of May, you have the opportunity to help shape Oregon's new Safe Routes to School program. Read our comment letter.
April 24, 2018
The Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles held its first meeting in Salem on April 18th. Between now and September 15th, the task force will need to create a recommended framework for autonomous vehicle policy in Oregon, which is not currently addressed in state law.
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April 17, 2018
In April, the RAC confirmed the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR), which will now go to the Secretary of State so that it can be ready for public comment on May 1, 2018. There will be a public hearing on May 15 in Salem. Additionally, the committee provided initial guidance for the first funding allocation, application timeline, and focus areas for the grant funding.
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March 27, 2018
The National Partnership facilitates regional active transportation networks (ATNs) in several locations with regular meetings. These ATNs serve as an informational hub for community based organizations and public agencies to share information on best practices and upcoming funding competitions, and to engage in increasing active transportation investments and policy. Join us!
February 27, 2018
In February, the RAC finalized definitions and approved changes to the Oregon Administrative Rule for Safe Routes to School. The Rule will now go to the Oregon Transportation Commission on March 15.
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