Text Size:   A+ A- A   •   Text Only
Find     
Site Image

ConnectOregon

Contact

For future projects:
Chris Cummings
Freight Program Manager
(503) 986-3703

For selected projects from CO I through V:
Marie Wright
ConnectOregon Program Manager
(503) 986-3327

Stay Informed

To get updates on the latest ConnectOregon information, sign up for GovDelivery notifications.

ConnectOregon is a lottery-backed bond initiative to invest in air, rail, marine, transit, and bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure to ensure Oregon’s transportation system is strong, diverse, and efficient.

ConnectOregon projects are eligible for up to 70% of project costs for grants. A minimum 30% cash match is required from the recipient for all grant funded projects. Projects eligible for funding from state fuel tax revenues (section 3a, Article IX of the Oregon Constitution, the Highway Trust Fund), are not eligible for ConnectOregon funding. If a highway or public road element is essential to the complete functioning of the proposed project, applicants are encouraged to work with their ODOT region, city, or county to identify the necessary funding sources.

All Oregonians will reap the benefits from enhancing Oregon’s transportation infrastructure. People and businesses, as well as the environment, will benefit by having a more efficient, productive transportation system that improves Oregon’s business environment, ultimately leading to more jobs and a more sound economy.

ConnectOregon News

ConnectOregon VI Applications Received

Oregon Department Of transportation received 78 applications requesting $91,204,136 for ConnectOregon VI funding. In all, the 78 applications represent approximately $204 million in total project costs. Staff reviews for eligibility, feasibility and statutory consideration adherence are nearing completion and 76 applications requesting nearly $90 million in grant funds will be sent to modal committees for review during the week of February 1, 2016. The link below contains a listing of all (modal and regional) review committee dates and locations. This document will be updated periodically as committee dates become available.  ConnectOregon VI Application Materials Supporting Materials Review Process

Background

In 2005, the Oregon Legislature created the Multimodal Transportation Fund to invest in air, marine, rail, and public transit infrastructure improvements. The legislature authorized issuance of $100 million in lottery-backed revenue bonds to fund the program in each of the 2005-07, 2007-09, and 2009-11 biennia. Additionally, funding of $40 million and $42 million was authorized in 2011 and 2013 respectively.

For the $382 million available through ConnectOregon I through V, the state received a total of 528 project applications requesting approximately $915 million in grants and loans, leading to a total of 240 funded projects. The investments made through ConnectOregon program have leveraged approximately $605 million of private investments as well as investments from other public sources.

Related Documents

ConnectOregon Rules and Statute

ConnectOregon Reports to Oregon Legislature

ConnectOregon Funded Projects and Past Committee Recommendation Reports