A project is underway studying options for improved passenger rail service. The study area includes the segment between the Columbia River in the Portland urban area and the Eugene-Springfield urban area. This 125-mile segment is part of the federally-designated Pacific Northwest Rail Corridor. ODOT is leading an environmental review process that will inform a number of important decisions, including selection of the general rail alignment and communities where stations will be located. The project will also determine several service characteristics, such as the number of daily trips, travel time objectives, and the technologies to be used (for example, whether the trains will be powered by electric or diesel - electric engines).
For more information, visit the project web site ODOT - Oregon Passenger Rail.
Contact Jill Pearson with questions at Jill.L.Pearson@odot.state.or.us or call (503) 986-3985.