November 26, 2013
Thank you to everyone who participated in the open house events this month! Nearly 2,200 people participated and provided comments. A summary of public input from the events will be available soon. See open house materials.
Feedback will be shared with the Corridor Forum on Decemeber 3 and with the Leadership Council on December 17. Learn more about these meetings.
November 4, 2013
ODOT is hosting five public open houses this November. Join us at a meeting in Salem, Portland, Oregon City, Albany, or Eugene. You can also participate in an online open house between November 5 and 18.
October 16, 2013
Join us at Portland’s Union Station this Saturday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a celebration of Oregon’s new Talgo passenger trains. You can check out the new trains and visit our booth to learn more about the Oregon Passenger Rail project. Read more.
October 9, 2013
Read the fall 2013 newsletter to learn about the preliminary rail route alternatives currently being studied, and for information about upcoming public open houses and ways to get involved.
July 15, 2013
Passenger rail fans in Oregon have reason to celebrate: the state of Oregon’s own new 13-car trainsets will soon be in revenue service, running the tracks of the Willamette Valley, north to Seattle and beyond. Supporters will gather for a ribbon-cutting on in Eugene on Friday, July 26, and the public is invited to attend.(more)
About the Project
The project is studying options for improved passenger rail service. The study area includes the segment between the Columbia River in the Portland urban area and the Eugene-Springfield urban area. This 125-mile segment is part of the federally-designated Pacific Northwest Rail Corridor. ODOT is leading an environmental review process that will inform a number of important decisions, including selection of the general rail alignment and communities where stations will be located. The project will also determine several service characteristics, such as the number of daily trips, travel time objectives, and the technologies to be used (for example, whether the trains will be powered by electric or diesel‐electric engines).
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