The needs and concerns of Oregonians have been a key driver of the Oregon Passenger Rail project. The project included an extensive public involvement component, to ensure that project decisions were informed by the needs and issues important to communities and stakeholders in the corridor. To date, there have been many opportunities for citizens and interested parties to comment and get involved, including public open houses, online surveys and community advisory groups.
The project included committees and forums for stakeholders to provide input on the project. The governor-appointed Leadership Council is a core group that deliberated and made recommendations throughout the life of the project. The Corridor Forum is a larger group where corridor-wide issues were discussed. The Community Advisory Groups are geographically based working groups that addressed local issues. The Federal Railroad Administration is the final decision-maker for all decisions.