The Oregon Department of Transportation is hosting a series of open house meetings on Oregon’s DRAFT goals for high-speed rail between Eugene and Portland. Meetings will include a short presentation and allow citizens to share feedback.

May 18, 2010 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Campbell Center
155 High Street
Eugene, OR

Project Background:

The State of Oregon has sponsored the Amtrak Cascades between Eugene and Portland since 1994. This service is paid with fees generated from the sale of custom license plates. Current service includes two round trips per day, a two hour and 35 minute trip each way. The Federal government has recently made unprecedented levels of funding available for capital investments to improve service to “high-speed” meaning speeds of at least 110 miles per hour. Before Oregon can qualify for the federal funding, several criteria must be met including completing environmental analyses and determining service improvement goals. Oregon’s DRAFT service improvement goals include reducing one-way travel time to under two hours, increasing round trips to six per day and increasing on-time performance to 95%.

Contact Kathy Holmes with questions at or 503.986.4321. 

Event Date: 
Tue, 05/18/2010 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm