About this Project

The Oregon Department of Transportation is studying options for improved passenger rail service between Eugene-Springfield and Portland – a 125 mile segment. This segment is part of the federally designated Pacific Northwest Rail Corridor.

ODOT and the Federal Railroad Administration are now preparing a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This environmental review will help ODOT and FRA make important decisions, including selecting the general rail alignment and communities where stations would be located. We will also determine several service characteristics, such as the number of daily trips, travel time objectives and the technologies to be used - for example, whether the trains will be powered by electric or diesel‐electric engines. The project includes a public involvement strategy to ensure that your voice is heard in the decision‐making process. Learn more...


Station Area Assessment is now available

Posted: Tuesday - May 20, 2014

The Station Area Assessment (pdf, 18.7MB) is complete and now available. Careful consideration of station locations is essential to making sure that each station located along the rail line provides intercity mobility, meets service needs for travel time, serves and is complementary to its surrounding area, and is well integrated into the local urban transportation network.

2013 Archived Media Coverage

Posted: Tuesday - December 31, 2013

2012 Archived Media Coverage

Posted: Monday - December 31, 2012

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