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Oregon Communities Awarded $2.6 Million for Transportation, Land Use Projects

August 31, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

SALEM, Aug. 31, 2015 – Seventeen communities across Oregon – from the Coquille Indian Tribe to Crook County – have been awarded Transportation and Growth Management grants for transportation and land use planning projects. The Transportation and Growth…

Oregon Launches the Nation’s First Per-Mile Charging System

July 6, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

PORTLAND, July 2, 2015—State officials and private partners kicked off Oregon's new pay-by-the-mile road usage charge program, OReGO, welcoming drivers…

Oregon’s New Pay-by-the-Mile Road Usage Program Names Business Partners

April 30, 2015 - in Corporate, Roads

April 29, 2015—Oregon’s new pay-by-the-mile road usage charge program, OReGO, took a big step forward Monday, as state officials announced that three…

Oregon DOT Creates a Partnership with Waze

March 25, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Transportation

SALEM, March 24, 2015—The Oregon Department of Transportation today announced a partnership with Waze, the real-time crowdsourced navigation app powered by one of the world’s largest communities of drivers, via the Waze Connected Citizens Program. Designed…

Oregon Transportation Commission Approves $6.5 million for Multimodal Projects

March 20, 2015 - in Financial

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…

Oregon Investigates Infrastructure Resilience

Oregon seriously lags behind Washington in preparing its infrastructure to withstand such an event, state officials told lawmakers. Since the mid-1990s, only 355 bridges have been retrofit to avoid falling off their supports during a major earthquake, said…

Study of Oregon Land Use Planning Confirms Conservation Success

September 27, 2013 - in Planning, Projects

Oregon has lost only 2 percent of its non-federal farm and forest land since state land use planning went into effect in 1974 largely to preserve those lands. A new report by the Oregon Department of Forestry and U.S. Forest Service found that forest and farm…