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Sustainability & Transportation


Nationally, transportation contributes 28 percent of greenhouse gasses (GHG). The share of transportation is 38 percent in Oregon due to the absence other major pollutants, such as, he avy  industries and coal burning power generators. Emission from transportation sources, however, is growing faster than from other sources.

The State of Oregon has enacted legislation to help address this issue and to take a broader look at sustainability in transportation.  CAMPO and other MPOs participated in the resulting GHG Reduction Task Force, which was given the following tasks:
In 2010, the Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 1059, a statewide, comprehensive bill aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation. SB 1059 names the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development as the lead agencies in implementing its requirements.  ODOT and DLCD were required to: More information on HB 2186 and SB 1059, is available at the following links:

Oregon Sustainable Transportation Initiative (OSTI) homepage

Oregon Department of Transportation - SB 1059 Information