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Regional Transportation System Plan (RTSP)

The Regional Transportation Systems Plan (RTSP) provides a comprehensive, long-range look at the Salem-Keizer region and how to meet the anticipated transportation needs in a manner that is fiscally prudent. It is based on projections of population, employment and land-use for the communities during the next 20+ years.  Projects that have a reasonable certainty of being funded and address mobility and safety needs and enhancements to the regional system or provide new service are identified in the plan.

The goal of the Regional Transportation Systems Plan (RTSP) is to have a Regional Transportation System that is:

  1. Able to meet the accessibility needs of the region for the next 20 years;
  2. Multimodal and comprehensive, supportive of moving goods and people by the mode of their choice;
  3. Preserved in good repair (and replaced at the end of their useful life, as necessary) and maintained to be usable to protect the region’s investment;
  4. Designed with the safety of all users in mind;
  5. Equitable for all users: that the benefits and burdens of the transportation system are not disproportionately distributed but rather are equally spread in the region;
  6. Efficient to use: this refers to a system that provides the greatest benefit to the users of the system and does so with projects that are cost appropriate;
  7. Planned to minimize the impact to the natural and built environment;
  8. Developed and maintained with the funds available to the region; and
  9. The result of an open and continuous dialog with the public, other stakeholders, local jurisdictions, and agencies within the SKATS area