The needs and concerns of Oregonians are a key driver of the Oregon Passenger Rail project. The project includes an extensive public involvement component, to ensure that project decisions are informed by the needs and issues important to communities and stakeholders in the corridor. To date, there have been many opportunities for citizens and interested parties to comment and get involved, including public open houses, online surveys and community advisory groups.
The project includes committees and forums for stakeholders to provide input on the project. The governor-appointed Leadership Council is a core group that deliberates and makes recommendations throughout the life of the project. The Corridor Forum is a larger group where corridor-wide issues are discussed. The Community Advisory Groups are geographically based working groups that address local issues. The Federal Railroad Administration is the final decision-maker for all decisions.