June 15, 2012
For more information: Shelley M. Snow, ODOT Public Affairs, (503) 881-5362
SALEM – Thirty-eight multimodal transportation projects from around the state top the list of recommendations for $40 million in funding, provided by the ConnectOregon IV program. The program’s final review committee met in Portland for two days to review recommendations from several earlier volunteer review committees. Recommended projects, ranging from railroad improvements to transit centers, now go to the Oregon Transportation Commission for final approval. The OTC will hold a public hearing on the recommendations at its July 18 meeting in Salem and make a final decision at its August 15 meeting in Baker City.
The ConnectOregon program focuses on improving connections between Oregon highways and all other modes: marine/ports, aviation, public transit, and rail. Dedicated to non-highway projects, ConnectOregon was first approved by the Oregon legislature in 2005 and has funded more than 100 projects around the state.
For ConnectOregon IV, 64 applications, requesting a total of $77,894,160 million, were evaluated by modal committees and regional committees before going to the final review committee. Here is the list of recommended projects: COIV_Final_Recs.pdf. For more information about the the list of initial applications and to review those applications, visit the website.