ORS 184.621¹
  • 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) Supports improvements necessary for Oregon’s economic growth and competitiveness, accessibility to industries and economic development.

(4) Provides the greatest benefit in relation to project costs as analyzed under ORS 184.659 (Written analysis of costs and benefits of proposed transportation projects).

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

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

(7) Is consistent with the state’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals and reduces Oregon’s dependence on foreign oil.

(8) To the extent practicable, ensures that the state’s transportation infrastructure is resilient in the event of a natural disaster.

(9) Is located near operations conducted for mining aggregate or processing aggregate as described in ORS 215.213 (Uses permitted in exclusive farm use zones in counties that adopted marginal lands system prior to 1993) (2)(d) or 215.283 (Uses permitted in exclusive farm use zones in nonmarginal lands counties) (2)(b). [2009 c.865 §17; 2017 c.750 §14]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 184—Administrative Services and Transportation Departments, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors184.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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. Currency Information