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Stakeholder Update

​The Stakeholder Update is a semi-regular newsletter of the Oregon Department of Transportation, which provides news on transportation policy and programs to key stakeholders.

May 2016

ODOT Director Matthew Garrett has selected Bob Gebhardt, an experienced state agency leader who currently serves as the Deputy Superintendent of the Oregon State Hospital, to serve as the agency’s new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
 
Craig Sipp, who has served as an area manager for ODOT’s eastern Oregon region (Region 5) for the past five years, has been promoted to Region 5 manager.
 
 
With the breaking of ground (video) on the Oregon 62 Expressway project in May, the last major Jobs and Transportation Act project is now underway. The two-year Oregon 62 project will build a 4.5-mile, four-lane, access-controlled expressway to reduce congestion and improve safety throughout the region.
 
 
 
The Governor’s Transportation Vision Panel delivered its final report, One Oregon, A Vision for Oregon’s Transportation System, to Governor Kate Brown Tuesday, May 17. The 35 members of the panel included legislators, business owners and civic leaders from across Oregon. The report outlines challenges and opportunities that the state’s transportation system faces today, delivers a series of long-term goals, identifies key action priorities, and details considerations for financing Oregon’s transportation system.
 
Task force formed to reduce distracted drivingODOT, Oregon State Police, AAA Oregon/Idaho and other partners formed a task force to reduce distracted driving. The task force includes a broad base of members from law enforcement, public health, the courts, emergency services, academia and the media. Its goal is to reduce distracted driving through sustained efforts in education, enforcement and policy initiatives.