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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.

October/November 2014 

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Last bridge opens to traffic as OTIA III Bridge Program nears completion

The award-winning $1.3 billion OTIA III State Bridge Delivery Program achieved another milestone in September as the last bridge was opened to traffic. Other successes of the bridge program can be found at the program’s retrospective website. Stories, photos and maps show how ODOT met the bridge program’s goals.

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How deteriorating roads will impact Oregon’s economy

A new report lays out the significant economic hit Oregon will face if it allows roads and bridges to deteriorate.

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Preparing Oregon's roads for the big one

The Seismic Plus report lays out a comprehensive program that will deliver longer lasting bridges and a seismically resilient transportation network and economy for Oregon. Proactively strengthening lifeline routes will ensure Oregon can respond to a quake effectively and avoid some of the damage to the state’s economy.

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Five things you need to know about Oregon's bridges

The condition of our state’s bridges is important to all Oregonians. Well-maintained bridges are key pieces of our transportation infrastructure. A new infographic illustrates five things you need to know about Oregon’s bridges.

Busting myths about Oregon's Road Usage Charge Program

ODOT is first in the nation to create a per-mile charging system that will help fill the widening gap in transportation funding. Opinions on this funding model vary and there are many misperceptions about what the program will do. Reactions like these were considered carefully and tested several times before deciding to implement the program.