Aug 312012

Six Open Houses set for September

SALEM – ODOT is beginning a study to improve passenger rail service between Portland and Eugene- Springfield. The study will help decide on a general passenger rail route and station locations, and evaluate options for train frequency, trip time, and improving on-time performance.

The needs and concerns of Oregon citizens are a key driver of the Oregon Passenger Rail study. ODOT is holding six scoping open houses to give the public an opportunity to learn more about this project and to help identify issues and a range of passenger rail route alternatives. The public is also invited to participate in an online open house between Sept. 6 and Sept. 23, 2012 at

The project is currently in the “scoping phase” – an early step in the process to identify issues to be addressed. Comments are encouraged throughout the study; however comments must be received by October 31, 2012 to be considered as part of scoping.

All meetings run from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and free child care will be provided.

Salem – September 6, ODOT Transportation Building, Gail Achterman Conference Room 355 Capitol St NE, Salem, OR 97301

Oregon City – September 11, Clackamas Community College, Gregory Forum Room A, 19600 Molalla Ave, Oregon City, OR 97045

Albany – September 12, Albany Public Library Meeting Room, 2450 14th Ave SE, Albany, OR 97322

Lake Oswego/Tualatin – September 13, Phoenix Inn, 14905 Bangy Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Portland – September 18, Metro Council Chambers , 600 NE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97232

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