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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.

September 2014 

New leaders join ODOT Director's Office​

Three new faces join the ODOT Director's Office bringing energy, enthusiasm and a breadth of experience to Government Relations and Communications.

Busting a myth 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 caused by falling gas tax. Opinions on this funding model vary and there are many misperceptions about what the program will do. Reactions like these were considered carefully by ODOT and the Oregon Legislature before deciding to implement the program.

​ODOT to update rules on transporting hazardous material by rail

A new advisory committee is meeting to update Oregon's rules on transporting hazardous materials by rail to ensure first responders have the information they need to train, prepare and respond appropriately.

​Portland highways go high-tech: ODOT RealTime

New RealTime technologies give drivers a heads-up to slow down before they reach a problem area on Portland highways, helping reduce rear-end crashes and the congestion they cause, and provide more information on travel times and road conditions.

ConnectOregon projects approved

The Oregon Transportation Commission approved 36 multimodal projects from around the state for $40.4 million in funding by the ConnectOregon V program.

​How inflation affects ODOT's transportation projects

A new infographic produced by ODOT illustrates the impact that inflation has on transportation projects in Oregon. Simply stated, higher costs means less money available for Oregon's vital transportation system.