Washington County Transportation Study


defining 20 - 50 year transportation investment choices


Washington County has developed into a vibrant urban metropolitan area that also retains a thriving rural community and economy. A safe and functional transportation system is critical to our economy and quality of life. At the close of its 2013 session, the Oregon Legislature provided funding for the Washington County Transportation Study to evaluate the long-term transportation strategies and investments needed to sustain the county's economic health and quality of life in the coming decades.

This study provides the opportunity to:

  • think big and look far beyond the Transportation System Plan's 20-year horizon;
  • study the county's evolving demographic and economic conditions and implications for travel needs;
  • evaluate the tradeoffs from two transportation investment packages against a range of community values and two plausible future land use scenarios; and
  • position Washington County for continued success in the future.

The study results will provide a better understanding of long-term transportation needs, tradeoffs between alternative transportation investments, and provide guidance for subsequent updates to regional, county, and local plans. 


Study Advisory Committee (SAC) application process closes –80 applications received

Washington County received 80 applications for 12 positions on the Study Advisory Committee for the Washington County Transportation Study. The Study Advisory Committee will advise county staff at key study milestones. The SAC will serve as a forum to explore how the study's approach, analysis and potential transportation investment packages meet the county's anticipated future transportation needs and reflect community values. The Board of County Commissioners (BCC) will appoint SAC members who live, work or have a special relationship to the county and bring a diverse range of interests, knowledge and perspectives to the study. Applicants will be notified if they have been appointed by the BCC as SAC members in early March 2015.

Comments or Questions

If you have questions or comments about the study please visit our Submit a Comment page or contact the Department of Land Use & Transportation at 503-846-4530 and press zero.


Additional Resources

Overview Handout December, 23 2014 (PDF)