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  • Right sizing ODOT: Guest Column by Matt Garrett

    Matt.gifWith State Highway Fund revenues no longer sufficient to cover the agency’s costs of doing business, ODOT is right-sizing, reducing the agency’s workforce by about 5 percent to align revenues with expenditures.

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  • Maintaining mobility on Oregon's highways after the Big One hits
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    A major Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake would cause significant loss of life and damage to buildings and infrastructure throughout Oregon - including its highway system. ODOT is working to develop a network of "lifeline" highway corridors and present options on how these corridors can be strengthened to improve response and recovery after a quake.

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  • Transforming ODOT through Intermodal Oregon: Guest column by Jerri Bohard and Paul Mather
    JB_PM_200.gifWith multiple forces pushing Oregon’s transportation system toward a more multimodal future, ODOT is working to evolve away from highway-centric culture and processes and toward an emphasis on multimodal solutions.
     
  • Seven trends that spell trouble for transportation funding
    As the projects funded by the Jobs and Transportation Act wrap up over the next couple years, ODOT’s construction program will drop off significantly. A number of factors lie behind these funding challenges, including growing debt service, lower gas tax collections due to fuel efficient vehicles and less driving, and a federal Highway Trust Fund that faces large deficits.
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