Oregon Transportation Commission Approves $6.5 million for Multimodal Projects
SALEM, March 20, 2015—The Oregon Transportation Commission awarded the remaining $6.5 million inConnectOregon V funds to six multimodal projects, concluding activity for this latest round of multimodal funding. The projects were among the top ranked projects resulting from a process that included reviews by modal and geographic committees and a final review committee, along with input received from the public. The projects awarded funds are:
Group Project Requested Approved
City of Eugene Bike Share $909,066 $ 909,066
Teevin Bros. Intermodal Facility $2,339,093 $2,339,093
Sause Bros. Heavy Lift Equipment $965,148 $965,148
Sisters Airport Capital Improvement $733,259 $733,259
Columbia County Rainier Transit Center $542,646 $542,646
Salem Area Mass Transit So. Salem Transit Ctr. $1,000,000 $1,000,000
ConnectOregon focuses on improving connections and supporting local economies throughout the state. Dedicated to non-highway projects, ConnectOregon was first approved by the Oregon legislature in 2005 and has funded more than 130 marine/ports, aviation, public transit, and rail projects around the state. For ConnectOregon V, bicycle/pedestrian projects were also eligible to compete for funds.
For more about the program and process, including links to applications, visit the ConnectOregon website, http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TD/TP/pages/connector.aspx.