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Mission statement

OCZMA serves local elected officials on the Oregon Coast.  OCZMA is a clearinghouse of objective information on issues relating to the Oregon Coast—this information is then shared with the state and federal government.  OCZMA conducts studies on the Oregon Coast's economy and carries out applied research to improve the standard of living in the region.  Through our extensive network of local government officials and many other partners, OCZMA gives voice to the concerns and needs of coastal residents.



OCZMA works with the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to develop transportation policy for the Oregon Coast.

The relationship between ODOT and OCZMA began in the early 1990s on a Corridor Master Plan for U.S. Highway 101. “CPACT” (the Coastal Policy Advisory Committee), evolved from the process. CPACT, like other early regional transportation planning groups, provides a steady flow of information between coastal communities and ODOT.

CPACT was instrumental in having U.S. Highway 101 designated as one of the first highways in America to be designated a Scenic Byway. Later, in 2003, OCZMA & CPACT worked with communities to have U.S. Highways 101 designated as an “All American Road”.

And, CPACT/OCZMA members influence the OTC investment decisions.

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Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter: Alternative Mobility Standards Provide Solutions to Congestion in Seaside (May 2013)
Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—Rescuing A Railroad/Building a Future: A Case Study of the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Acquisition of the Coos Bay Rail Line (January 2012)
2010 Coastal Transportation Issues Update: A Report to the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) on July 21, 2010 in Portland, Oregon by Onno Husing, Director, OCZMA
Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—Solving Big Problems in Tillamook County: A Case Study of the Intersection of U.S. Highway 101/Route 6 & other Successes (June 2010)
Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—Modernizing U.S. Highway 20: Overcoming Adversity in the Coast Range (April 2009)
Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—The Economic Stimulus Package: Will Oregon's Rural Communities Get Their Fair Share?
Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—A History of U.S. Highway 101 (March 2008)
Oregon Coastal Notes Newsletter—Glimpsing the Future of U.S. Highway 101 (June 2004)
U.S. Highway 101 Conditions Report
Re-Thinking Highway 101
Making Investments Happen
OCZMA Director Serves on Oregon Transportation Plan (OTP) Update Steering Committee
OCZMA's Early Work on Transportation Issues on the Oregon Coast (including Pacific Coast Scenic Byway & All American Road Work)
News Articles—Transportation (General)
News Articles—Connect Oregon



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