Jefferson Exchange | November 5, 2013
1:10 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Shaping Oregon's Willamette Valley Passenger Rail Corridor

ODOT Passenger Rail Project Manager Jim Cox outlines the state of rail now, and some possible futures.

California is going for the big enchilada in passenger trains, true high speed rail. 

Talgo train designed for Oregon.
Credit ODOT

Oregon's ambitions, like its population figures, are a bit more modest. 

But the state is in the process of making plans for improved passenger service between the Portland and Eugene areas, and the process includes a series of open houses beginning with one at the Eugene library tonight (Tuesday, Nov. 5).

 

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