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Cascades West Area Commission on Transportation

Membership

About 40 potential voting members:
  • 3 county commissioners (one from each county)
  • 24 incorporated cities (one from each city)
  • 3 port districts (one from each port)
  • 1 tribal council
  • 6 private sector (two from each county)
  • Transportation and transit districts 
  • 1 ODOT area manager
Ex-Officio:
  • State legislators
  • Representatives of other groups representing regional transportation interests
  • Representatives of regional groups that have an interest in transportation issues
  • Two representatives of alternative modes (bicycle, pedestrian)
  • Chairs of the Cascades West Council of Governments Senior Services Advisory Council and the Cascades West Council of Governments Disabilities Services Advisory Council
  • Executive director of each metropolitan planning organization within the area

Meetings

Meeting dates and locations, agendas and minutes are posted on the CWACT web page.

Leadership and Work Program

Leadership
Executive Committee comprised of Chair and Chair-elect, a county commissioner from each county, one additional member from each county, and the ODOT area manager. Executive Committee helps develop a work program that is adopted by the ACT. The Executive Committee can make certain decisions in emergencies.
 
Staffing
ODOT contracts staff support from Cascades West Council of Governments.
 
Work Program
  • Review of issues within each state highway corridor;
  • Prioritize STIP projects; 
  • Participate in ODOT policy formation; 
  • Discuss ODOT-local government relationships; 
  • Participate in I-5 Corridor planning, educational programs.
Other
Cascades West Area Commission on Transportation is also the transportation committee of the Cascades West Council of Governments. CWACT relies heavily on an appointed technical advisory committee comprised of one member from each governmental member of CWACT. The technical advisory committee chair is an ex-officio member of CWACT. 

 Map of Cascades West ACT area

About

Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties
Charter: February 19, 1997.

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Contacts

ACT Chair
Benton County Commissioner
P.O. Box 3020
Corvallis, OR 97339
541-766-6800
 
Co-Chair 
Doug Hunt
Lincoln County Commissioner
225 West Olive Street, Room 110
Newport, OR 97365
541-265-4100    
 
ODOT Contact 
Frannie Brindle
Springfield Office: 541-736-9611
Corvallis Office: 541-757-4167
Cell: 541-228-8059 
 
Technical Assistance 
Phil Warnock
ACT Administrator
Cascades West COG
1400 Queen Avenue S.E., Suite 205
Albany, OR 97322
541-924-8474
Fax: 541-967-4651

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