Administrative Services and Transportation Departments

ORS 184.653
Least-cost planning


As used in this section, “least-cost planning” means a process of comparing direct and indirect costs of demand and supply options to meet transportation goals, policies or both, where the intent of the process is to identify the most cost-effective mix of options.


The Department of Transportation shall, in consultation with local governments and metropolitan planning organizations, develop a least-cost planning model for use as a decision-making tool in the development of plans and projects at both the state and regional level. [2009 c.865 §6]
Note: See note under 184.652 (Sharing facilities and offices with local governments).


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