Clackamas County Is Updating the TSP
Clackamas County is beginning the process of updating its Transportation System Plan (TSP), which covers all unincorporated portions of Clackamas County. The TSP, which is required of cities and counties in Oregon, identifies a system of transportation facilities and services to meet community needs and comply with the State Transportation Planning Rule (OAR 660, Division 12). The process is expected to take approximately two years, beginning fall 2011.
The current TSP was completed in 2001. Since then there has been substantial growth in urban unincorporated areas, incorporation of the City of Damascus, major changes in the urban growth boundary and additional rural growth opportunities under Measure 49.
The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), updated in 2010, sets transportation policy direction for the Metro urban area. The County is expected to update its TSP within two years after the RTP is adopted. When completed; this updated TSP will bring the County into conformance with the revised RTP.
The updated TSP will also consider how the County can finance the needed transportation system improvements envisioned in the plan. Currently, the County uses the road fund (primarily supported by the state gas tax) for road maintenance and construction. The only other dedicated source of road system capital funding is the county system development charge.
The process to develop the policy framework for the project began internally, to align the Board of County Commissioners and staff behind a set of common vision and set of goals that reflects the overall values of the County. Now, we want to test these draft statements with our citizens.
View the draft vision and goal statements here
Join us for the first public workshop
Posted September 21st, 2011