Learn about the adopted update to the region's plan for a safe and reliable transportation system. View ordinances, supporting documents and other publications developed throughout this four-year effort.
Proposed changes to the RTP project list include projects in Washington County, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Portland, East Multnomah County and Oregon Department of Transportation projects along Interstate 205 and Interstate 5.
The RTP presents the overarching policies and goals, system concepts for all modes of travel, funding strategies and local implementation requirements. The plan recommends how to invest more than $20 billion in anticipated federal, state and local transportation funding in the Portland metropolitan area during the next 25 years.
This RTP update has been shaped by looking ahead to 2035 to anticipated 21st century needs and these desired outcomes for the region:
The new RTP focuses on outcomes and achieving the region's 2040 Growth Concept – a publicly supported vision for directing growth toward centers, corridors and employment areas. The plan invests in the region's downtowns, main streets, employment areas and major travel corridors to help attract growth in these areas.
Well-developed centers and corridors manage growth in a way that makes daily life more convenient for residents by minimizing the distances they must travel to work. They also create centers of activity that can be served by multiple transportation options. These compact communities also result in lower greenhouse gas emissions and lower costs for providing roads and utilities.
The first step produced an RTP that met federal timelines, fiscal requirements, and new requirements in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). That RTP was approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation on Feb. 29, 2008.
Read the SAFETEA-LU
The second step has produced a final RTP that meets regional and state as well as federal planning requirements. The final RTP includes:
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If any of these files are too large for you to download, call 503-797-1735 for assistance or to request a CD of the files.
The Regional Freight Plan presents policies and strategies for moving freight that complement the region's multimodal transportation system and support regional land use goals.
Download a study examining the relationship between investments in transportation and the economy.
To understand the underlying values and beliefs of the people in the region about quality of life and growth management principles, Metro commissioned extensive public opinion research in 2006 and 2009.