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Transportation of Oregon

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The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible to provide safe, reliable and efficient transportation system throughout the state of Oregon. The department develops plans and programs relating to the system of highways, roads, bridges, railways and airways in Oregon. The department overviews the entire transportation network of the state.

Contact Details
Oregon Department of Transportation
355 Capitol Street NE, MS 11
Salem, OR 97301-3871
Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone: 888-275-6368
Fax: 503-986-3432
Website: http://www.oregon.gov/odot/pages/index.aspx

Oregon Transport Fast Facts [1]

  • All public roads: 66,902 miles
  • Interstate: 727 miles
  • Road bridges: 7,257
  • Inland waterways: 681 miles
  • Public use airports: 96
  • Rail transit systems: 2 light rail

Road Transport in Oregon

The road transport in Oregon comprises of highways, state routes, public transit and bicycle and pedestrian routes. The transport department is committed to provide safe, convenient and reliable road transportation in the state and also to provide easy connectivity to various cities and states.

Transport Regions

The Oregon Department of Transportation's operations are divided into five geographical regions. These divided regions are responsible for developing and managing the construction of transportation projects and transportation infrastructure within its boundaries.

  • Region 1- Portland Metro (Hood River, Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties)
  • Region 2- Willamette Valley, North and Mid- Coast (Columbia, Clatsop, Tillamook, Polk, Yamhill, Marion, Linn, Lincoln, Benton and Lane Counties)
  • Region 3- Southern Oregon and South Coast (Curry, Josephine, Douglas, Coos and Jackson Counties)
  • Region 4- Central Oregon (Sherman, Wasco, Gilliam, Deschutes, Wheeler, Jefferson, Crook, Lake and Klamath Counties)
  • Region 5- Eastern Oregon (Umatilla, Morrow, Union, Harney, Baker, Wallowa, Grant and Malheur Counties)

Oregon Highways

Highways are the major arm of transportation in Oregon. The Highway Division of the ODOT is involved in the maintenance of the highways, roads, bridges, tunnels and other parts of the transportation system.

Contact Details
Phone: (503) 986-4000
Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The National Highway System of Oregon is a network of nationally significant roads including the Interstate system, the Strategic Highway Network and over 100,000 miles of arterial and other roads nationwide.

Contact Details
Oregon Department of Transportation
Transportation Development Division
555 13th Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-6788
Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

For more on National Highway System click here

Adopt-A-Highway Program

The Adopt-A-Highway program of Oregon gives opportunity to individuals, families, groups or businesses to clean up Highwaylitter, remove noxious weeds along state highways, graffiti removal and maintenance of existing landscaped areas.

Contact Details
635 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4621

For more on Adopt-A-Highway program click here

Scenic Byways

This program offers an opportunity to preserve and enhance the most scenic corridors of Oregon and ensuring the transportation function is protected.

Contact Details

Oregon Department of Transportation
Scenic Byway Program
Mill Creek Building
555 13th St NE, Ste 2
Salem, OR 97301-4178
Phone: (503) 986-4175
FAX: (503) 986-4173

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Program

The Oregon Pedestrian and Bicycle Program provide direction to ODOT in support of walking and bicycling. The program aims at planning, designing and constructing pedestrian and bicycle facilities. The program's mission is to make the people aware about increased use of non- motorized modes of transportation.

Contact Details:
Bicycle and Pedestrian Program
Room 210 Transportation Building
Salem, OR 97310
Phone: (503) 986-3555
Fax: (503) 986-3896
Email: michael.p.ronkin@state.or.us

For more on Adopt-A-Highway program click here

Public Transit

The public transit division of the ODOT manages public transit in Oregon. It connects transportation services throughout the state. It ensures equity and coordination in funding and services to all communities.

Contact Details
Public Transit Division
555 13TH ST NE
SALEM, OR 97301-4179
Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone: (503) 986-3300
Fax: (503) 986-4189
Email: ptd@odot.state.or.us

For more information on public transit click here

Important programs initiated by ODOT are:

Air Transportation in Oregon

Air transportation in Oregon is a predominant transport network serving the state. Air transportation in Oregon serves the state by providing efficient and easy connectivity. The Oregon Department of Aviation looks after safe operation of aviation in Oregon and the growth and economic development of airports.

Contact Details
3040 25th St. SE Salem, OR
Phone: 503-378-4880
Fax: 503-373-1688
Email: aviation.mail@state.or.us
Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Website: http://www.oregon.gov/aviation/pages/index.aspx

The primary airports in Oregon are:

Eugene Airport

Located along the I-5 corridor at about the mid-point of the state, the Eugene Airport is the second largest airport in the state of Oregon. Nonstop service of the airport includes Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland, Denver, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Phoenix-Mesa and Honolulu. Airlines serving the airport include Allegiant Air, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines.

Contact Details
Eugene Airport
28855 Lockheed Dr.
Eugene, OR 97402
Phone: 541-682-5430
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Website: http://www.eugene-or.gov/airport

Terminal Building
28801 Douglas Dr.
Eugene, OR 97402

Information Booth
Phone: 541-682-5544

Passenger Paging
Phone: 541-954-8364

Crater Lake Klamath Regional Airport

Crater Lake Klamath Regional Airport is a primary commercial service airport. The Airport provides safe and convenient air transportation facilities and friendly services to customers.

Contact Details
Crater Lake Klamath Regional Airport
6775 Arnold Avenue
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
Phone: 541-883-5372
Website: http://www.flykfalls.com/

Southwest Oregon Regional Airport

The Southwest Oregon Regional Airport is operated by the Coos County Airport District. The Coos County Airport airwaysDistrict serves the citizens of Coos County and Southwestern Oregon Region by providing quality commercial and general aviation services.

Contact Details
Southwest Oregon Regional Airport
1100 Airport Lane
North Bend, OR 97459
Website: http://www.flyoth.com/

Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport

Located in southwestern Oregon, Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport serves the Southern Oregon/Northern California region. Airlines serving the airport include Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines, Allegiant, United Airlines.

Contact Details
Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport
1000 Terminal Loop Parkway
Medford, Oregon 97504
Information: 541-772-8068
Office: 541-776-7222
Fax: 541-776-7223
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. weekdays
Website: http://jacksoncountyor.org/airport

Alaska Airlines
Reservations: 1-800-252-7522

Delta Airlines
Reservations/Information: 1-800-221-1212

Reservations/Information: 1-702-505-8888

United Airlines
Reservations: 1-800-241-6522

Portland International Airport

Portland International Airport is one of the largest airports in Oregon. Airlines serving the airport include Delta, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier, United, US Airways, Southwest, Sppirit among others.

Contact Details
Portland International Airport
Phone: 503.460.4234
Toll Free: 1.877.739.4636
Website: http://www.flypdx.com/PDX

Notable airports in Oregon

Eastern Oregon Regional Airport
Salem Municipal Airport
Redmond Municipal Airport
Pacific City State Airport
Baker City Municipal Airport
Skyport Airport
Newport Municipal Airport
Nehalem Bay State Airport
Rome State Airport
Lake County Airport

Rail Transportation in Oregon

The Rail Division is responsible to ensure a safe, efficient and reliable rail transportation system in Oregon. It looks railwaysafter railroads, both passenger and freight. The division manages 150 miles of state-owned railroad right of way along the Astoria Line and the Oregon Electric Line. It also inspects track, railroad equipment, hazardous materials and operating practices.

Contact Details
ODOT Rail Division
555 13th Street N.E., Suite 3
Salem, Oregon 97301-4179
Email: raildivision@odot.state...
Phone: 503-986-4321
Fax: 503-986-3183

Oregon's Passenger Rail facts [2]

1971: Congress creates Amtrak passenger rail service
1975: Oregon Legislature approves the first Willamette Valley Passenger Rail Study
1994: Amtrak Cascades Service begins between Eugene and Portland
2000: A second daily round trip between Eugene and Portland is added
2007: The Oregon legislature dedicates fees from custom license plates to passenger rail operations
2010: Oregon purchases two new Talgo train sets for $36.6 million for delivery in 2012
2010: ODOT begins public involvement process for updating Oregon Rail Plan

ODOT Rail and Public Transit Division Contacts:

Stacy Snider, Rail Operations and Planning Section Manager
Phone: 503-986-5190
Email: Stacy.E.Snider@odot.state.or.us

Bob Melbo, State Rail Planner
Phone: 503-986-4137
Email: Robert.I.Melbo@odot.state.or.us

Railroads in Oregon

The important railroads operating in Oregon are the following:

Albany & Eastern Railroad Company
Office: 110 Industrial Way
Lebanon, OR 97355
Phone: 541-259-6470
Fax: 541-259-4130
Website: http://albanyeastern.com/

1757 Washington Street
Oregon City, OR 97045
Website: http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=am/am2Station/Station_Page&code=ORC

Eagle Cap Excursion Train
1309 Adams Avenue, La Grande
Phone: 541.963.9000
Website: http://eaglecaptrainrides.com/

Sumpter Valley Railroad
P.O. Box 389
Baker City, OR 97814
Phone: 866-894-2268
Website: http://www.sumptervalleyrailroad.org/

Westside Express Service
Website: http://trimet.org/wes/

Willamette Shore Trolley
311 N. State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034-3111
Phone: (503) 697-7436
Website: http://oerhs.org/wst/

BNSF Railway
2650 Lou Menk Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76131-2830
Phone: 1-800-795-2673
Website: http://www.bnsf.com/

Coos Bay Rail Link rail
115 Hall Avenue
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone: 541.266.7245
Fax: 541.266.7244
Website: http://www.coosbayraillink.com/

Mount Hood Railroad
110 Railroad Avenue - Hood River, Oregon 97031
Phone: (541) 386-3556
Website: https://www.mthoodrr.com/

Union Pacific Railroad
1400 Douglas Street
Omaha, NE 68179
Phone: 402-544-5000
Website: http://www.up.com/

Water Transportation in Oregon

Waterways play a pivotal role in the development of the state of Oregon. The sea ports in Oregon serve as national, state and international transportation gateways. Oregon ports provide recreational, economic and commercial services to the people in Oregon. Major ports located in Oregon are mentioned below.

Major ports located in Oregon are mentioned below.

Port of Portland
PO Box 3529, Portland OR 97208
7200 NE Airport Way, Portland OR 97218
Phone: 503-415-6000
Email: contactus@portofportland.com

Port of Alsea
PO Box 1060
365-A Port St
Waldport, OR 97394
Phone: 541-563-3872
Email: info@portofalsea.com

Port of Bandon
PO Box 206
390 1st St SW
Bandon, OR 97411
Phone: 541-347-3206
Email: port12@portofbandon.com

Port of Arlington
PO Box 279
100 Island Park
Arlington, OR 97812
Phone: 541-454-2868
Email: info@portofarlington.com

Oregon International Port of Coos Bay
PO Box 1215
125 Central Ave #300
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone: 541-267-7678
Email: portcoos@portofcoosbay.com

Port of Astoria
10 Pier 1 #308
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: 503-741-3300
Email: admin@portofastoria.com

Port of Umatilla
PO Box 879
500 Willamette Ave
Umatilla, OR 97882
Phone: 541-922-3224
Email: portinfo@uci.net

Port of Nehalem
PO Box 476
36155 9th St #10
Nehalem, OR 97131
Phone: 503-368-7212
Email: portofnehalem@nehalemtel.net

Port of Umpqua
PO Box 388
1877 Winchester Ave
Reedsport, OR 97467
Phone: 541-271-2232
Email: portofumpqua@portofumpqua.net

Port of Toledo
496 NE Hwy 20, Toledo, OR 97391
Phone: 541-336-5207
Email: info@portoftoledo.org

Port of St. Helens
PO Box 190, 100 E St
Columbia City, OR 97018
Phone: 503-397-2888
Email: portsh@portsh.org

Port of Tillamook Bay
4000 Blimp Blvd
Tillamook, OR 97141
Phone: 503-842-2413
Email: info@potb.org

Port of The Dalles
3636 Klindt Dr
The Dalles, OR 97058
Phone: 541-298-4148
Email: info@portofthedalles.com

Port of Hood River
1000 E Port Marina Dr
Hood River, OR 97031
Phone: 541-386-1645
Email: porthr@gorge.net

Port of Garibaldi
PO Box 10, 402 S 7th St
Garibaldi, OR 97118
Phone: 503-322-3292
Email: info@portofgaribaldi.org

Port of Siuslaw
PO Box 1220, 80 Harbor St
Florence, OR 97439
Phone: 541-997-3426
Email: port@portofsiuslaw.com

Port of Gold Beach
PO Box 1126
29891 Harbor Way
Gold Beach, OR 97444
Phone: 541-267-6269
Email: portoffice@portofgoldbeach.com


  1. Transportation Fast Facts
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