The Oregon Modeling Steering Committee (OMSC), OMUG's parent organization, is working on several topics that may be of interest to OMUG members. Links to information and resources are provided below.
To suggest additional links, please contact the topic leaders shown, or submit a suggestion to the OMUG Coordinating Committee.
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Topic Leader: Nick Meltzer, Corvallis Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
Nick maintains a list of known literature on the impacts of emerging technologies.
Topic Leader: Becky Knudson, ODOT
An OMSC Freight Subcommittee was convened in 2018-2019, to evaluate analysis capabilities, freight data opportunities, and research areas, and to recommend focus areas for research, data and tool refinement/development in Oregon. Contact Becky for further information.
The Federal Highway Administration's Freight Analysis Framework (FAF) provides national freight data and tools.
Greenhouse Gas (GHG)
Topic Leader: Tara Weidner, ODOT
On March 10, 2020, Governor Brown signed Executive Order No. 20-4, directing state agencies to take actions to reduce and regulate GHG emissions. An earlier letter from the Governor to four state agency directors on September 23, 2019 also outlined expectations on this topic.
Oregon Greenhouse Gas Modeling and Analysis Tools Report, prepared by ODOT in 2018, gives an overview of current analysis tools, capabilities and limitations. See this document for additional literature references. An extensive appendix provides links to national GHG modeling tools and resources, plus information on Oregon's GHG scenario planning and target setting process.
The Oregon Global Warming Commission's 2018 Biennial Report to the Legislature for the 2019 Legislative Session describes the state's GHG goals, current trends and consequences, including the role of the transportation sector.
Oregon's Statewide Transportation Strategy includes extensive research and technical analysis on GHG.