Category Archives: Transportation Commission

Caution urged for Oregon intermodal funding

Oregon transportation officials are being urged to proceed cautiously with funding for intermodal facilities in the Willamette and Treasure valleys due to economic obstacles facing both projects. Source: Caution urged for Oregon intermodal funding

As Oregon awaits freeway tolling approval, Metro plans a broader study

The Oregon Department of Transportation is leading the long-range effort to charge drivers to use sections of the metro area’s freeways, but last week the Metro regional government said it was ready to wade into the tough political issue, too. Source: As Oregon awaits freeway tolling approval, Metro plans a broader study – oregonlive.com

Timelines to come

After a long hearing Thursday afternoon, the Oregon Transportation Commission agreed to move the Treasure Valley Reload Center forward. However, there are some caveats about reload center officials providing more information about the potential rail service and what types of products will be shipped. Source: Timelines to come | Local News Stories | argusobserver.com

Nyssa shipping project draws more state concern

The prospects for new jobs and stronger market reach for Malheur County’s onion industry hit new head winds from Salem as the director of Oregon’s economic development agency found “deficiencies” in plans for Nyssa’s proposed rail shipping center. Chris Harder of Business Oregon added his voice of caution to those urging the Oregon Transportation Commission […]
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Funding approved, but find out what conditions a committee has recommended for the rail facility

In the ongoing state process to obtain funding [for Design construction], the Final Review Committee for the Department of Transportation released the group’s recommendation for funding of the [Treasure Valley] Reload Center in Malheur County,” according to Greg Smith, project manager. Source: Funding approved, but find out what conditions a committee has recommended for the […]
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Commissioners consider transload project financial aid

Linn County’s commissioners may sweeten the pot for the proposed intermodal reloading facility at Millersburg. Although the project won initial approval from the Oregon Transportation Commission on Jan. 10, commission members expressed concerns about its economic viability. A final decision as to whether the state will provide $25 million toward the project is expected to […]
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Greg Smith says he will push Oregon Transportation Commission for an OK on the proposal

The proposal for the Treasure Valley Reload Center will be going before the Oregon Transportation Commission this month for final review. Greg Smith, Malheur County Economic Development director, said he is hopeful the panel will give its OK at that meeting. Source: Greg Smith says he will push Oregon Transportation Commission for an OK on […]
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ODOT Director Garrett will retire in June

His departure is the first significant administrative change of Gov. Kate Brown’s new term. Matthew Garrett, the longtime director of the state Transportation Department, said Friday, Jan. 18, that he intends to retire by June. 30. Source: Pamplin Media Group – ODOT Director Garrett will retire in June

Reload center to go before transportation commission

The proposed Treasure Valley Reload Center has received its final technical review and will be given a do approve recommendation when it comes before the Oregon Transportation Commission in February. That was according to a report given by Greg Smith, Malheur County Economic Development Director, late Friday after attending a meeting of a technical review […]
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An intermodal facility proposal for Brooks now trails Millersburg

A proposal to build a shipping facility for trucks and trains in Brooks was passed over in favor of a competing plan in Millersburg on Friday. A committee of the Oregon Transportation Commission reviewed both proposals and recommended the Millersburg plans as their favorite. Source: An intermodal facility proposal for Brooks now trails Millersburg