Who To Contact

Paula Taylor
Principal Planner
Lane Council of Governments
(541) 682-4425
email      

Savannah Crawford
Area 5 Region Planner
ODOT
(541) 747-1354
email

Sonny Chickering
Area 5 Manager
ODOT
(541) 736-9611
email   

The Lane ACT was established on November 9, 2010 

Final Adopted Bylaws

Go to the new, Lane ACT website

http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/COMM/act_laneCounty.shtml

The information below is provided for historical reference.

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Lane County Process to Form an Area Commission on Transportation (ACT)

Introduction | Process | Meetings | Resources | Maps


Introduction

Area Commissions on Transportation (ACTs) are advisory bodies chartered by the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC). ACTs address all aspects of transportation (surface, marine, air, and transportation safety) with primary focus on the state transportation system. ACTs consider regional and local transportation issues if they affect the state system. They work with other local organizations dealing with transportation-related issues.

ACTs play a key advisory role in the development of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which schedules funded transportation projects. ACTs establish a public process for area project selection priorities for the STIP. Through that process and following adopted project eligibility criteria, they prioritize transportation problems and solutions and recommend projects in their area to be included in the STIP.

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) divides the state into five regions, and further into twelve areas. Currently, all areas of the state have ACTs, except for Lane County and the greater Portland metropolitan area. (See Map of ACTs, MPOs and Tribal Lands.)

At a meeting on October 27, 2010, the Board of County Commissioners adopted a revised proposal. This proposal enjoys the support of essentially all involved jurisdictions and stakeholders and is widely expected to be approved by the Oregon Transportation Commission at their meeting on November 9, 2010.

Additional information is available from ODOT's web page for Lane County.


Process

The 2009 Oregon Legislative Assembly enacted Senate Bill 944, requiring Lane County, in consultation with other elected local officials and with transportation stakeholders in Lane County, to develop, not later than September 30, 2010, a proposed charter for the formation of an ACT.

On September 23, 2009, the Board of County Commissioners adopted a Process for Forming an ACT for Lane County, consisting of three phases:

  1. Identify stakeholders and solicit perspectives.
  2. Create a forum ("Pre-ACT") to develop a proposed charter for the ACT.
  3. Approve the ACT charter and convene the ACT.

On October 20, 2009, the Board of County Commissioners hired independent consultant Rob Zako as the project manager to work with Lane County and ODOT staff to assist in the formation of an ACT for Lane County. (See Who To Contact.)

On December 15, 2009, the Board of County Commissioners created the Forum on an Area Commission on Transportation for Lane County (FACT-LC) to develop a proposed charter for an ACT by April 30, 2010.

The FACT-LC met four times in early 2010: January 13, February 10, March 10 and April 14.

At its final meeting on April 14, the FACT-LC reached consensus on proposed bylaws for an ACT, and published these as part of their preliminary report.

At its meeting on April 27, the Board of County Commissioners reviewed the preliminary report, raised some concerns, and extended the deadline for the final report to May 31, 2010, to allow time for other jurisdictions to review the proposed bylaws.

On May 31, 2010, the FACT-LC completed its final report, including proposed bylaws with suggested administrative amendments.

At a public hearing and meeting on June 23, 2010, the Board of County Commissioners received the final report from the FACT-LC, took public comments, and discussed the proposal with members of the Oregon Transportation Commission and others.

At a meeting on August 18, 2010, the Board of County Commissioners adopted a proposal to submit to the Oregon Transportation Commission for their approval.

At a joint meeting on September 22, 2010, the Oregon Transportation Commission and the Board of County Commissioners discussed the proposal and agreed it needed more work.

After discussions on September 29, 2010 and October 6, 2010, at a meeting on October 27, 2010, the Board of County Commissioners adopted a revised proposal to submit to the Oregon Transportation Commission for their approval. This proposal enjoys the support of essentially all involved jurisdictions and stakeholders and is widely expected to be approved by the OTC.



Meetings

November 9, 2010: Oregon Transportation Commission

October 27, 2010: Board of County Commissioners • Video

  • Agenda (see Wednesday item #9d)

October 6, 2010: Board of County Commissioners • Video 

  • Agenda (see Wednesday item #9a)

September 29, 2010: Board of County Commissioners • Video 

  • Agenda (see Wednesday item #11a)

September 22, 2010: Joint Oregon Transportation Commission / Board of County Commissioners

August 18, 2010: Board of County Commissioners • Video 

June 23, 2010: Board of County Commissioners • Video

April 27, 2010: Board of County Commissioners • Video

April 14, 2010: Forum on an ACT for Lane County (FACT-LC) • Summary of Meeting (DRAFT)

April 12, 2010: Eugene City Council

March 11, 2010: Metropolitan Policy Committee • Video

March 10, 2010: Forum on an ACT for Lane County (FACT-LC) • Summary of Meeting

February 10, 2010: Forum on an ACT for Lane County (FACT-LC) • Summary of Meeting

February 3, 2010: Regional Mayors

January 28, 2010: Regional Managers

January 21, 2010: Central Lane MPO Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC)

January 13, 2010: Forum on an ACT for Lane County (FACT-LC) • Summary of Meeting

January 6, 2010: Board of County Commissioners • MinutesVideoBoard Order No. 10-1-6-7

December 15, 2009: Board of County Commissioners • VideoBoard Order No. 09-12-15-16

December 10, 2009: LCOG Board of Directors

December 10, 2009: Metropolitan Policy Committee • Video

December 2, 2009: Lane County Roads Advisory Committee

November 19, 2009: Preview Meeting for Regional Managers

October 29, 2009: Preview Meeting for Leaders of Key Jurisdictions • Summary of Meeting

October 29, 2009: Region 2 Super-ACT

October 20, 2009: Board of County Commissioners • Video

September 29, 2009: Board of County Commissioners Community Outreach/West Lane Cities Alliance • Video

September 23, 2009: Board of County Commissioners • Video

September 15, 2009: Oregon Transportation Commission discussion with local officials • Minutes of Meeting

  • Agenda (see Tuesday @ 4:15 pm)

September 4, 2009: Lane County Regional Managers • Notes from Meeting

August 19, 2009: Board of County Commissioners with Sen. Floyd Prozanski and Rep. Paul Holvey • Video

  • Agenda (see Wednesday item #6a)

June 25, 2009: LCOG Board of Directors

April 23, 2009: LCOG Board of Directors



Resources

Oregon Legislature

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)

Lane County

Central Lane Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)



Maps

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Maps

Lane County Transportation System Plan (TSP)

Lane County Maps & GIS

Central Lane Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)

Last Updated: November 2, 2010