October 11, 2018
Adopted last month, the new OPTP captures several changes requested by the National Partnership, including strengthened discussion on housing affordability, transit access to parks and nature, and inclusion of disadvantaged communities in leadership roles.
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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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July 31, 2018

The 2019-2020 solicitation cycle will distribute a total of $16 million to awarded projects that address barriers for students walking and biking to school and are supported by the affected school or school district. Cities, counties, ODOT, tribes, transit districts, and other road authorities are eligible to apply.  

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July 18, 2018
ODOT is updating the Oregon Public Transportation plan, which will provide a statewide vision for public transportation. View our comments and submit yours this week!
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Students walking to school
June 8, 2018
ODOT workshops to be held June-August 2018. Learn how to apply for the new ODOT Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Grant Program funds. Take our survey to find out more about Technical Assistance for this grant cycle.
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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