After considering input from the public at a hearing in July and reviewing a large volume of written comments, the Oregon Transportation Commission on Friday approved 36 multimodal projects from around the state for $40,369,189 in funding, provided by the ConnectOregon V program (brief list below).
The commission did not approve, by a vote of 3 - 2, a project submitted by the Port of St. Helens to reconstruct Berth 2 - Beaver Dock. The commission will consider at a future meeting how to distribute the remaining funds in the program.
Other than the Port of St. Helens Berth 2 project, the list of recommend projects from the Final Review Committee was unchanged by the commission. For ConnectOregon V, there were 104 applications requesting a total of $124,386,927 million. Each application was evaluated and ranked by several stakeholder groups, including modal committees and regional committees, before going to the final review committee.
ConnectOregon focuses on improving connections and supporting local economies throughout the state. Dedicated to non-highway projects, ConnectOregon was first approved by the Oregon legislature in 2005 and has funded more than 130 marine/ports, aviation, public transit, and rail projects around the state. For ConnectOregon V, bicycle/pedestrian projects were also eligible to compete for funds.
For more about the program and process, including links to applications, visit the ConnectOregon website, http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TD/TP/pages/connector.aspx.
Applicant Project Request Amount Awarded Amount
City of Redmond Runway rehab $1,225,812 $1,225,812
Lane Transit District W. 11th bike/ped $2,866,644.80 $2,866,644.80
Port of Coos Bay Rail tunnel rehab $2,000,000 $2,000,000
City of Madras Airport improvement $792,000 $792,000
City of Tualatin Greenway Trail $1,585,800 $1,585,800
Port of St. Helens Berth 1extension $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Port of St. Helens Berth 2 reconstruction $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Port of Astoria Runway rehab $480,000 $480,000
City of Burns Taxiway reconstruction $216,600 $216,600
Lane Transit District Franklin Blvd. stations $648,000 $648,000
City of Bend Bend Airport $326,700 $326,700
Columbia River Pilots Columbia River clearance $949,608 $949,608
LRY, LLC Lakeview Spur expansion $783,680 $783,680
White’s Hauling Rail siding $842,320 $841,320
City of Medford Larson Creek segment $868,000 $868,000
City of Brookings Runway safety areas $400,000 $400,000
Grant County Trans. Facility enhancement $120,000 $120,000
Benton County Corv – Albany Trail $4,800,000 $2,000,000
Port of Toledo Yaquina boat haul-out $4,673,000 $4,673,000