Category Archives: Dept. of Transportation (ODOT)

Rules govern messages on I-5 reader boards

Q: I’ve driven past a highway reader board by the north Medford I-5 exit for the past several days. It has a message telling people to stay safe, wash their hands and watch their speed because of the coronavirus situation. Can the reader board be used to thank all the people who are working so […]
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Studded tires allowed until May 1

Deadline to remove tires extended due to coronavirus. Drivers can keep their studded tires until May 1, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation. This change is in response to COVID-19, the global pandemic that has caused mass shutdowns of businesses and gatherings and pushed Gov. Kate Brown to order residents to stay home. Source: […]
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President Trump said he will delay Real ID rollout

President Trump said Monday that he will extend the deadline for having a federally recognized form of identification to board a domestic airline. Source: President Trump said he will delay Real ID rollout – oregonlive.com

Oregon extends deadline to remove studded tires, cites coronavirus pandemic

Oregonians with studded traction tires on their cars or trucks won’t have to remove them next week after all, state officials said Monday. The transportation department decided to give drivers until May 1 to remove studded tires due to the coronavirus pandemic. Source: Oregon extends deadline to remove studded tires, cites coronavirus pandemic – oregonlive.com

ODOT pushes back studded tire removal deadline to May 1

Vehicle owners in Oregon will not be required to remove studded tires until May 1, a month later than the normal deadline, the Oregon Department of Transportation decided Monday. Source: ODOT pushes back studded tire removal deadline to May 1 – KTVZ

Oregon Drivers Get ‘Grace Period’ For Expired Registration, Licenses

The Oregon Department of Transportation announced Friday that local law enforcement officers will exercise discretion in their enforcement of driver licenses, vehicle registrations and trip permits that expire during the COVID-19 state of emergency declared by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. Source: Oregon Drivers Get ‘Grace Period’ For Expired Registration, Licenses . News | OPB

To avoid DMV crunch, Oregon offers ‘grace period’ on expired tags, licenses

Oregon law enforcement officers will “exercise discretion” amid the coronavirus crisis and give drivers worried about soon-to-be expired vehicle tags or licenses a breather from potential tickets and fines.The move is designed to prevent people from flocking to DMV offices. Source: To avoid DMV crunch, Oregon offers ‘grace period’ on expired tags, licenses – oregonlive.com

Driver who crashed tanker, spilled fuel into Santiam, cited for speed

The driver who crashed a tanker truck on Highway 22 in February, spilling fuel into the North Santiam River and closing the roadway for almost a week, was cited for driving “too fast under the conditions,” according to an accident report released by Oregon DMV under a public records request. Source: Driver who crashed tanker, […]
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Coronavirus prompts Oregon DMV to cancel drive tests through April 17, limit lobby capacity

Those seeking to get a driver’s license will have to wait. Concerns over the coronavirus pandemic have prompted the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles to suspend all scheduled driving tests at least through April 17. Field offices remain open, but the agency is limiting customers in its office to those seeking services that must be […]
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Oregon Law Intensifies Carbon Reduction Efforts

Governor Kate Brown signed an executive order on Tuesday, March 10 that will expand and intensify Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program, also known as the low carbon fuel standard. This program is designed to reduce Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions; more specifically, it seeks to lessen the “lifecycle carbon intensity” of fuels produced by the state.    […]
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