Portland, OR – April 16, 2015 – The Oregon Department of Transportation adopted a ground-breaking plan to help more people walk, bike, take transit, share rides, and telecommute. The first of its kind in Oregon, the statewide Transportation Options Plan provides policy and investment guidance to enhance and expand transportation access for all Oregonians.

Changing demographics coupled with a need to make more efficient use of transportation infrastructure motivated the State of Oregon. The plan includes policies and strategies that supports programs such as travel training, ridesharing, and safe routes to school and work.

“The plan is designed to help state and local partners educate and understand Oregon’s great transportation system,” says Principal Thomas Brennan. “It’s a great model for other states that want to start or expand travel demand management programs.”

Nelson\Nygaard is now working with ODOT to implement the plan and create actionable next steps. Read about our work on the Transportation Options Plan.