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108 applications request $129 million for multimodal projects

ODOT News

Dec. 3, 2013

For more information: Shelley M. Snow, ODOT Public Affairs, (503) 986-3438

 

$42 million is available for non-highway projects

 

SALEM – The Oregon Department of Transportation has received 108 applications requesting a total of $129,380,185 for the next round of ConnectOregon funding. The 2013 Oregon Legislature authorized $42 million in lottery-backed bonds for ConnectOregon V, a program that invests in multimodal transportation projects around the state. A thorough application review and recommendations process will occur over the next few months, with a final decision on approved projects set for summer 2014.
 
ConnectOregon, aimed at improving connections among modes of transportation, was first approved by the 2005 Oregon Legislature to invest in air, rail, marine/ports and transit infrastructure. The success of the first year’s $100 million program led to ConnectOregon II and ConnectOregon III programs, at $100 million and $95 million (plus a separate $5 million for rural airports) respectively and ConnectOregon IV with $40 million. ConnectOregon V also added bicycle and pedestrian projects as eligible project modes. See the list of projects by county and by ODOT region/mode (pdfs).
 
ConnectOregon V applications are already undergoing reviews for completeness and feasibility; approved applications will then be forwarded to modal and regional committees for review and public input. In late spring 2014, a Final Review Committee will prioritize its recommendations for funding and forward them to the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC). An OTC public hearing on the recommendations will be held soon after that and a final decision is expected in summer 2014.
 
Visit the ConnectOregon website for more information, http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/COMM/pages/co/index.aspx.
 
 

ConnectOregon V Applications
 
 
Number of Applications
Total CO Funds Requested
TOTALS
108
$129,380,185
 
 
 
REGION* TOTALS
 
Region 1
24
$45,337,582
Region 2
33
$49,509,262
Region 3
15
$11,721,315
Region 4
19
$9,865,561
Region 5
17
$12,946,465
 
 
 
MODE TOTALS
 
 
Aviation
29
$16,153,664
Marine
10
$17,179,614
Rail
20
$37,747,323
Transit
14
$10,776,774
                                     Bicycle/Pedestrian         35                              $47,522,810
 
*Region 1 includes the Portland metro area and Hood River; Region 2 includes the Willamette Valley and the north and central coasts; Region 3 includes southern Oregon from the coast to the Cascades; Region 4 includes central Oregon from The Dalles to Klamath Falls; and Region 5 includes eastern Oregon.
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