Category Archives: Dept. of Transportation (ODOT)

Oregon’s new driver’s license features Mount Hood, ‘laser-etched’ text

Oregonians could start receiving newly designed driver’s license and identification cards this month, part of what state transportation officials are calling the biggest overhaul of the ID cards since 2003. The new licenses aren’t a requirement just yet, but Oregonians whose licenses have expired or otherwise need to replace a lost card may be issued one of […]
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Oregon rolling out new driver license, ID card design

The next time you renew your Oregon driver license or identification card, you might notice a new design with new security features. Source: Oregon rolling out new driver license, ID card design

Oregon’s Unique Bike Tax Is Pulling In Far Less Than Expected

The $15 flat tax on bicycle sales over $200 in Oregon is on track to bring in less than half of what economists predicted. Source: Oregon’s Unique Bike Tax Is Pulling In Far Less Than Expected

Reload review

While local actions are being taken to facilitate the locating of a reload facility near Nyssa, the plans for the project are undergoing extensive review at the state Source: Reload review

Officials plan joint meeting on expanding land for reload facility

The Malheur County Court and Nyssa City Council are set to revisit the issue of expanding the city’s urban growth boundary to accommodate the planned development of the Treasure Valley Reload Center, north of town, adding to the acreage to be put within the boundary. Source: Officials plan joint meeting on expanding land for reload […]
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Oregon’s 20 largest cities with the most bicycle vs. vehicle collisions (ranked)

We used crash data from the ODOT to compare vehicle-related bike crashes in Oregon’s largest cities. Source: Oregon’s 20 largest cities with the most bicycle vs. vehicle collisions (ranked)

ODOT tolling plan off to feds with support from Oregon Transportation Commission

The feds will now have their say. Before the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) can begin any kind of congestion pricing on existing freeways, they must first submit a proposal to the Federal Highway Administration. At their monthly meeting in Salem today, ODOT’s governing body voted 5-0 in favor of that 48-page plan, marking a […]
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ODOT’s plan for a toll along I-5 and I-205 moves through state commission

State transportation officials are moving forward in the process to start tolling part of two Oregon highways – Interstate 5 and Interstate 205. If approved, the tolling would not start for at least five years. Source: ODOT’s plan for a toll along I-5 and I-205 moves through state commission

ODOT invites public input on plans to improve Oregon Coast Bike Route

The Oregon Department of Transportation wants to hear from the public about ways to improve the Oregon Coast Bike Route. Some 6,000 people ride the route each year. Designated in the early 1980s, the route attracts tourists from all over the world. The public can take part in an Online Open House through January 31, […]
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Audit: ODOT on track with ‘Keep Oregon Moving’ programs

The Oregon Department of Transportation appears on track with its implementation of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund and Safe Routes to Schools infrastructure programs as required by Keep Oregon Moving, according to an audit released today by Secretary of State Dennis Richardson. Source: Audit: ODOT on track with ‘Keep Oregon Moving’ programs