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Bend's Transportation Plan Steering Committee

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Bend's Transportation Plan's Steering Committee will make decisions regarding the direction of the project, project recommendations, and related matters.

The roles of the Transportation System Plan Steering Committee (SC) are to:

  • Direct Transportation Policy and TSP/MTP Updates – The SC will set policy direction and determine recommended updates to the Bend Transportation System Plan (TSP) and Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).  The updates will be considered for adoption by the Bend City Council and MPO Board, respectively.
  • Promote Intergovernmental Coordination – The SC will serve as a forum for coordination between officials from the City of Bend, Deschutes County, the Bend MPO and Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • Consider Community Input – The SC will receive, consider, and give weight to recommendations from the Citywide Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) and other community members during the process. The SC may request additional work by the CTAC, accept their recommendations, or revise their recommendations. 
  • Guide the Planning Process - The SC will use the approved project scope and schedule to guide the process. If additional work needs to be done or if additional meetings will be needed to resolve difficult issues, staff will evaluate the feasibility of the request and advise the SC.  Additional meetings may require adjustments to the project schedule and may impact the budget.  The SC Chair or designee may work with the project team between SC meetings to provide direction regarding the schedule and work products as necessary. 

The Steering Committee will review project recommendations at the following milestones:

  • Vision, goals and policies
  • Citywide transportation framework
  • Transportation system and performance measures
  • Transportation project list and performance measures
  • Updated TSP and MTP

Roles and milestones were finalized at the first Steering Committee meeting on March 13, 2018


The SC consists of all seven Bend City Councilors, a Deschutes County Commissioner, a Bend Planning Commission member, and the Region 4 manager of the Oregon Department of Transportation. The members are:

  • Sally Russell, Bend Mayor
  • Bruce Abernethy, Bend Mayor Pro Tem
  • Barbara Campbell, Bend City Council
  • Gena Goodman-Campbell, Bend City Council
  • Justin Livingston, Bend City Council
  • Bill Moseley, Bend City Council
  • Chris Piper, Bend City Council
  • Lindsey Hopper, Bend Planning Commission
  • Tony DeBone, Deschutes County Commission
  • Gary Farnsworth, Oregon Department of Transportation Area Manager


The primary way for the public to be involved with the TSP is through the Citizen Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC). Interested members of the public encouraged to attend CTAC's meetings and provide comments.

Steering Committee meetings will also be open to the public and there will be a time for public comment.


Where: Remote - participation information

When: June 18, 2020

Time: 1 pm - 4 pm

All meetings are open to the public, with an opportunity for public comment. 


January 30, 2019 Steering Committee Interactive Map

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