PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A paper from ODOT's Transportation Development Division Administrator claims the agency is indeed looking to the future by "moving away from a siloed and highway-centric approach to business."
From bike paths, to pedestrian bridges, rail and public transportation, leaders of this public agency say they're working to better serve communities in a cross-transportation, "multi-modal" way.
The goal, said ODOT Spokesperson Dave Thompson, is "helping each of those connect to each other in a very efficient way -- to make it easier to travel and easier for communities to build those connections in a much more strategic fashion."
The first step in this change is the creation of an Internmodal Leadership Team, led by the heads of ODOT's various divisions.
ODOT leaders said the move, in part, is toward a solution-orientated transportation system that gets people where they need to go -- rather than focusing on highways alone.
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