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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.

March 2015

How much money will ODOT have for the next Statewide Transportation Improvement Program?  

As ODOT begins developing the 2018-2021 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), the question on the minds of transportation stakeholders is this: How much money will ODOT have for projects in the next STIP? And that quickly leads to another question: How will the Oregon Transportation Commission decide to allocate scarce resources between different needs?

ODOT launches OReGO to educate drivers about Oregon’s Road Usage Charge Program

ODOT has launched myOReGO.org, where anyone interested in the road usage charge program can sign up for the interest list and indicate an intent to volunteer; or, they can learn how the program will work and how it came to be law in Oregon.

Would a road usage charge penalize fuel efficient vehicles?

We frequently hear concerns that a per-mile road usage charge would penalize high-efficiency vehicles by charging them more, making it less likely that people would buy a hybrid or electric vehicle. So we compared a Prius and F-150, their fuel cost now with the fuel tax, and what it would be with the road usage charge. Check out our infographic.
 

What do Oregonians want from their transportation system? Fix it, and make it safe.

Every couple years, ODOT conducts a Transportation Needs and Issues Survey to assess perceptions about the transportation system, determine how the system is used, and identify transportation-related concerns. The 2015 Oregon Transportation Needs and Issues Survey reveals some interesting data about how Oregonians view the transportation system and their priorities for investing money in it.
 

 

Commission approves ConnectOregon projects

The Oregon Transportation Commission awarded the remaining $6.5 million in ConnectOregon funds to six multimodal projects, concluding activity for this latest round of multimodal funding. The projects were among the top ranked projects resulting from a process that included reviews by modal and geographic committees and a final review committee, along with input received from the public.

 

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The Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) has approved a new grant opportunity for preparation of major industrial sites by creating a new category of funding within the Immediate Opportunity Fund (IOF). The new IOF Type D grant will provide grants of up to $1 million for preparation of Regional Significant Industrial Areas, a category of industrial site created by the Legislature.