Oregon Jobs and Transportation Act

The 2009 Jobs and Transportation Act directs the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to adopt administrative rules in line with environmental performance standards (EPS) for highway projects, and improve permitting processes. Oregon Consensus convened a process to develop rule language and EPS, worked with stakeholders to prioritize and frame issues and helped ODOT develop an interagency agreement for EPS development and an EPS pilot charter. The project maximizes ODOT’s capacity to deliver transportation projects on time and within budget, while meeting environmental standards.