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How would you distribute $2 billion in Oregon transportation dollars?

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SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The Oregon Transportation Commission seeks your input as it continues working through how to spend more than $2 billion in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

The commission is considering the tradeoffs between various ways of dividing limited money between different parts of the transportation system.

There are five options that will help advance Oregon’s transportation goals, and now is your chance to inform the commission on which one you prefer before it selects the final one in December.

You have a number of ways to learn more and weigh in.

Visit our online open house
To learn more about the options under consideration and weigh in on which one you think best meets Oregon’s transportation needs, visit the STIP online open house before it closes on Nov. 16.

Attend the STIP webinar public comment session
ODOT will host a STIP webinar and public comment session on Monday, November 2, from 10-11:30 a.m. The webinar will be available on WebEx. You do not need to register ahead of time—just show up and log in. You can also participate by phone—just call 1-408-418-9388 and enter access code 146 718 5016#.

After a presentation and a brief question and answer session, we will take public comments that we will provide to the Commission afterwards. If you want to make a public comment, please email by 5 p.m. Friday, October 30.

Submit a letter or comment
You can submit a letter or comment directly to the OTC through the Commission’s online webform.

Don’t miss an opportunity to be heard!  Let us know what transportation options are important to you.


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  1. How would I??? I would spend it all on “blue ribbon” committees, extra government programs, politically connected consultants, bike lanes, and bureaucrats. Like they do now.

  2. Start by hiring some competent engineers then build bypass’s for SISTERS, Madras, Terrebonne, Redmond and Bend then spend the rest on making 97 4 lanes from North to South.

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