Oregon Statewide Transportation Strategy

March 2013

Why was the Statewide Transportation Strategy Developed?

The Statewide Transportation Strategy (STS) was developed in response to legislative direction. In 2010, the Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 1059 (Chapter 85, Oregon Laws 2010, Special Session) which requires:

“...the Oregon Transportation Commission, after consultation with and in cooperation with metropolitan planning organizations, other state agencies, local governments and stakeholders...shall adopt a statewide transportation strategy on greenhouse gas emissions to aid in achieving the greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals set forth in ORS 468A.205 [a 75 percent reduction below 1990 levels by 2050]...”