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Rail Funding Task Force
About the Task Force
Oregon Rail Funding Task Force
Oregon’s lack of dedicated, sustainable funding for rail investments is the number one challenge facing a viable rail system for both passenger and freight in Oregon.  Without such funding, Oregon does not have revenue available for the required match for federal funds to improve passenger rail service, nor the substantial revenue to maintain or operate the infrastructure once built.  Additionally, funds are needed to improve and expand the freight rail systems that are vital to Oregon businesses and the economy, and to reduce congestion, greenhouse gas emissions and highway maintenance costs.
Therefore, ODOT Director Matt Garrett created the Oregon Rail Funding Task Force to recommend a funding proposal for freight and passenger rail improvements to the Oregon Transportation Commission by December 31, 2011. The Oregon Rail Funding Task Force presented its recommendation to the Oregon Transportation Commission on December 21, 2011.

Co-ChairBill WyattPort of Portland
Co-ChairAllyn Ford
Roseburg Forest Products
 Randall Edwards
Former State Treasurer/State Representative
 Terry Finn
BNSF Railway
 Dave FrohnmayerUniversity of Oregon
 Rob Freres Jr.Freres Lumber
 Tom Hughes
 Dale KellerCity of Prineville Railway
 Bob LevyBoard of Agriculture
 Caddy McKeownPort of Coos Bay
 Susan Morgan Douglas County
 Neil McFarlane
 Dave RosenfeldOSPIRG
 Scott MooreUnion Pacific

Meeting Materials

April 22
Oregon Rail Needs and Potential Funding Sources Memo 
April 22 - Meeting Minutes, Adopted June 29, 2011 
June 29
Oregon Potential Rail Funding Sources Technical Analysis 
June 29 - Meeting Minutes - Adopted October 6, 2011  
October 6
Oregon Potential Rail Funding Sources Technical Analysis - Revised 
Revenue Packaging Options 
October 6 - Meeting Minutes - Adopted November 15, 2011
November 15
November 15 - Meeting Minutes 
Final Recommendation

Final Recommendation
Final Recommendation