Transportation System Plan

How do you get around in Grants Pass?

The City of Grants Pass needs your help updating our Transportation System Plan. The plan will help us think about how we get around town today, what changes are coming over the next 20 years, and what we need to do to keep Grants Pass a great place to live.

What is a Transportation System Plan (TSP)?

The Transportation System Plan (TSP for short) will guide how the transportation system changes in Grants Pass over the next 20 years. It helps decide which new transportation projects will be most likely to get funding, so it’s important for the TSP to reflect the needs of residents and businesses. We need to hear your thoughts as the plan takes shape.  Our city has two Interstate 5 interchanges so the project will also includes two Interchange Area Management Plans (IAMPs).

Decisions today will impact the future

There are currently 143 miles of city streets in the Grants Pass transportation system, as well as over 190 miles of sidewalks and trails. All of this infrastructure requires money to maintain, so we have to choose new investments carefully.

Get involved - Come to the Open House on September 25, from 5-7 PM (Open House invite)

The Open House will be held in the City Council Chambers Grants Pass City Hall (Drop in anytime, no formal presentation.) Since January, the project team has been doing research and gathering local data. Now it’s time for you to consider their findings and describe your transportation needs.  Come talk with your neighbors and the project team as we take a close look at how our transportation system affects drivers, freight, people who take the bus, ride bikes, walk, and use mobility devices. You’ll have a chance to talk about the transportation problems you see today, as well your needs for the future.

Participate online, Sept. 18 - Oct. 9, 2018

Can’t stop by? Be sure to visit the online open house instead, where you can see displays and leave comments from September 18 through October 9. 

Online Open House, winter 2018: After gathering public feedback, the project team will create some choices for what the TSP might include. The winter 2018 open house will be your chance to see some of these solutions and say whether or not they meet your needs.

Online Open House, fall 2019: Based on what the public says in winter, the project team will build out the plan with policies, ordinances, and a list of possible projects that would get priority for funding. The fall 2019 open house will be your chance to see and comment on these ideas before they are approved by the City Council.

timeline for TSP update

Transportation System Plan Flyer

Project Team

  • Consultant Project Manager: David Evans and Associates- Andrew Mortenson
  • Agency’s Project Manager: Oregon Department of Transportation- Ian Horlacher
  • City of Grants Pass Project Manager: Wade Elliott- Public Works
  • City of Grants Pass Project Manager: Lora Glover- Planning/Economic Development

Citizen Advisory Committee

  • Leslie Orr: Bikeways and Walkways Committee
  • Diane Hoover: Blue Zones Project
  • Stephen Haydon: Planning Commission
  • Gerard Fitzgerald: Planning Commission

    Technical Advisory Committee

  • City of Grants Pass - Planning/Economic Development: Lora Glover
  • City of Grants Pass – Public Works: Wade Elliott
  • City of Grants Pass – Public Safety: Todd Moran
  • Oregon Department of Transportation – Region 3: Ian Horlacher
  • Oregon Department of Transportation – Active Transportation: Jenna Marmon
  • Middle Rogue Metropolitan Planning Organization: Karl Welzenbach
  • Josephine County – Public Works, Airport: Eric Heesacker
  • Josephine County – Community Development: Julie Schmelzer
  • Josephine County Transit – Public Transit: Scott Chancey