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.
ODOT has selected Amy
Ramsdell to join ODOT’s executive leadership team as Motor Carrier
Transportation Division Administrator. Amy’s experience and knowledge within
both Motor Carrier and ODOT’s Highway Division make her uniquely qualified to
lead the Motor Carrier Transportation Division.
Communities celebrate opening of major highway projects
celebrated completion of major construction projects this fall as ODOT opened
to traffic the I-5 Fern Valley Interchange, OR 140 Bly Mountain project, and
U.S. 20 Pioneer Mountain to Eddyville project.
||Oregon’s Real ID Act extension renewed through June 2017|
The Department of Homeland Security has given Oregon an extension for compliance with the federal Real ID Act through June 2017. Driver licenses and ID cards continue to be accepted for common federal uses including air travel.
In the largest
commitment to an accessible transportation system in state history, the Oregon
Department of Transportation, Disability Rights Oregon and the Association of
Oregon Centers for Independent Living have reached a proposed agreement which
will make the state highway system more accessible to those with disabilities.
$1.1 million awarded to school “safe routes” programs
Eight applicants have
been awarded funds that will help young students walk, bike and roll safely to
and from school. The funds are specifically set aside for non-infrastructure
investments, aimed at education and encouragement, and include things like teaching
students safe practices and developing action plans around schools such as
identifying barriers in the infrastructure surrounding schools.