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For future projects:
Scott Turnoy
Interim Freight Program Manager
503-986-3703

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

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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.

Funding Sources

ConnectOregon projects are eligible for grants that cover up to 70 percent of project costs. A minimum 30 percent 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.

Background

In 2005, the Oregon Legislature created the Multimodal Transportation Fund to invest in air, marine, rail, and public transit infrastructure improvements. 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.

ConnectOregon News

ConnectOregon VI Final Review Committee Recommended Priority List

The ConnectOregon VI Final Review Committee met on June 14, 2016 to prioritize a list of 75 applications, requesting a total of $88,402,249 for multimodal projects from around the state. The applications were evaluated by ConnectOregon staff, modal committees, and regional committees before going to the Final Review Committee. The final recommended priority list now goes to the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) for final approval. The link below contains the Final Review Committee’s recommended priority list of projects, which will be the subject of a public hearing at the OTC meeting on July 21, 2016 in Salem. The OTC will make final funding decisions for ConnectOregon VI projects on August 18-19, 2016 at its meeting in Klamath Falls. Submit written comments on ConnectOregon VI projects to ConnectOregon@odot.state.or.us. ConnectOregon VI Application Materials Supporting Materials Review Process

Related Documents

ConnectOregon Rules and Statute

ConnectOregon Reports to Oregon Legislature

ConnectOregon Funded Projects and Past Committee Recommendation Reports