State Radio Project
After some months of restricted site access, the State Radio Project team welcomed the official start of spring. Site activities advanced at several sites despite the weather, including installation of a solar array at Bald Mountain in Polk County. By the end of March, crews accessed Applegate Butte, the most difficult-to-access site in the system.
The radio project team held a migration workshop with project partners in March, to discuss and plan for the trunked radio system rollout. The team discussed the proposed rollout schedule, strategy and tasks to complete before the 90-day confidence test begins on the first test pilot cutover with limited Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon State Police users.Status updates for April are available on the State Radio Project website, along with project information and resources.
April 2016 Monthly Progress Report
April 2016 Dashboard
Oregon Passenger Rail Study Continues
The project is currently in the Evaluate phase. This phase takes the corridor concepts developed in the Understand phase and screens them in two steps. First, the corridor concepts are screened against the project Purpose and Need. Then, the concepts that pass the first screen will go through a more detailed evaluation against a set of criteria. The results will be published in a Draft Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement that will be available for public review in 2016.
Project overview website