2015 ORS 184.621¹
Commission
  • selection of projects for Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

The Oregon Transportation Commission shall work with stakeholders to review and update the criteria used to select projects within the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. When revising the project selection criteria the commission shall consider whether the project:

(1) Improves the state highway system or major access routes to the state highway system on the local road system to relieve congestion by expanding capacity, enhancing operations or otherwise improving travel times within high-congestion corridors.

(2) Enhances the safety of the traveling public by decreasing traffic crash rates, promoting the efficient movement of people and goods and preserving the public investment in the transportation system.

(3) Increases the operational effectiveness and reliability of the existing system by using technological innovation, providing linkages to other existing components of the transportation system and relieving congestion.

(4) Is capable of being implemented to reduce the need for additional highway projects.

(5) Improves the condition, connectivity and capacity of freight-reliant infrastructure serving the state.

(6) Supports improvements necessary for this state’s economic growth and competitiveness, accessibility to industries and economic development.

(7) Provides the greatest benefit in relation to project costs.

(8) Fosters livable communities by demonstrating that the investment does not undermine sustainable urban development.

(9) Enhances the value of transportation projects through designs and development that reflect environmental stewardship and community sensitivity.

(10) Is consistent with the state’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals and reduces this state’s dependence on foreign oil. [2009 c.865 §17]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 184—Administrative Services and Transportation Departments, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors184.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.