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Connect Oregon Rules Advisory Committee- Air, Marine and Rail Freight Transportation


In 2017, the Oregon Legislature passed Keep Oregon Moving (House Bill 2017), which includes changes to the existing Connect Oregon Grant Fund (ORS 367.082program that necessitates aligning the implementing rules with the new statutes. The legislation made structural changes to the program, with a separate allocation of 7% for bicycle and pedestrian transportation projects. Beyond the substantive changes to the Connect Oregon program, HB 2017 charged the Department with streamlining the application process.

The Connect Oregon Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) is tasked with updating Connect Oregon Administrative Rule Chapter 731 Division 35 to align with the legislative intent the transportation funding package (HB 2017), under ORS 367.080 to 089 for the freight element (aviation, marine and rail) of the program. As part of this work effort the committee enhanced the match and readiness requirements, and implemented ways to streamline the review process. The Committee consisted of representatives from Statewide modal committees, the Legislature, State and Local Governments. 


After the 5th meeting, the RAC agreed upon draft rules. These draft rules will move to adoption this fall after incorporating final input from the RAC after they reflect changes by HB 2592. Please note that the bicycle and pedestrian rules are being drafted by a separate RAC.

Draft Rules

Committee Roster

Meetings are open to the public.

Meeting Materials

Meeting #6: August 19, 2019

Meeting #4: December 7, 2018  
Meeting #3: November 19, 2018  

Meeting #2: October 22, 2018  
Meeting #1: September 17, 2018

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