Media Kit » Try RailPrime™ Today! »
Progressive Railroading
Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry



This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.




railPrime
View Current Digital Issue »


RAIL EMPLOYMENT & NOTICES



Rail News Home Maintenance Of Way

5/29/2014



Rail News: Maintenance Of Way

Committee to prioritize project recipients for Oregon funding program


advertisement

A final review committee will meet June 11 and 12 in Portland, Ore., to prioritize multi-modal transportation projects seeking $42 million in ConnectOregon V funding.

ConnectOregon is a lottery-bond-based state program that provides funding for rail, transit, port and airport infrastructure projects. The state Legislature last year authorized $42 million in ConnectOregon V funds.

For the past several months, multi-modal and regional committees have been reviewing 105 applications that have requested a total of $126.4 million through the program. The committees prioritized the applications and sent their lists to the final review committee, which comprises 26 volunteers from each of the multi-modal and regional committees.
 
The final review committee will send its funding recommendations to the Oregon Transportation Commission, which will make final selections at its Aug. 21-22 meeting.

Freight-rail projects that so far have received a high ranking for ConnectOregon V funding include the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay's rail tunnel rehabilitation (seeking $2 million); Teevin Bros. Land & Timber Co. L.L.C.'s rail intermodal consolidation facility (seeking $2.7 million); Port of Morrow's cold storage rail transload facility (seeking $6 million); city of Ranier's A Street rail safety corridor improvements (seeking $3 million); Portland & Western Railroad's capital city rail program (seeking $3 million); BNSF Railway Co.'s Portland intermodal facility improvements (seeking $4 million); Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad's Winchester heavy repair locomotive facility (seeking $3.9 million); and Roseburg Forest Product's UP rail expansion (seeking $3.2 million).
 
More than 140 multi-modal projects have been approved for funding through the ConnectOregon program since its inception in 2005.
 



Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

More News from 5/29/2014