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Connect Oregon - Dedicated Projects

Background

As part of House Bill 2017 and further clarified in House Bill 2592, the legislature identified four dedicated projects that were to be reviewed and if approved, to be funded prior to the next competitive cycle of the Connect Oregon program. ODOT established rules specific to the dedicated projects to provide a process whereby the qualifications and capacity of the project sponsors was established and effectiveness and business case for the project plan was validated.

The statuses of the four projects are as follows:

  • Mid-Willamette Valley Intermodal Facility – Project Plan approved by the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) at their July 2019 meeting. The project sponsors have entered into an intergovernmental agreement with ODOT which establishes land acquisition in early 2020, construction beginning in mid-2020 and operations commencing at the end of 2021.

  • Treasure Valley Intermodal Facility - Project Plan approved by the OTC at their July 2019 meeting.The project sponsors have entered into an intergovernmental agreement with ODOT which establishes land acquisition in late 2019, construction beginning in late 2020/early 2021 and operations commencing in 2022.

  • Rail Expansion at the Port of Morrow – Project Plan approved by the OTC at their September 2018 meeting. Construction is underway with completion expected in early 2020.

  • Rail siding to support Amtrak Cascade line – The project plan has been drafted and is anticipated to be submitted prior to 2020. Should the project plan be approved an intergovernmental agreement between ODOT and the project sponsors will establish construction milestone deadlines. 

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