Moving Ahead - Winter 2014

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ON OUR COVER There’s a lot you can do in a day when you’re connected on the Rogue Valley Commuter Line, linking Rogue Valley residents from Grants Pass to Ashland via Josephine Community Transit and the Rogue Valley Transportation District.

EDITORIAL DIRECTORS Jared Castle, (541) 957-3656 Gary Leaming, (541) 774-6388 ADVERTISING Dena DeRose, (541) 776-4439




Oregon 62 Expressway utility work heralds major construction


Winter in the Rogue Valley Meeting operational needs for communities and the highway


Rogue Valley Commuter Line Weekday service runs between Grants Pass and Medford


Fern Valley Interchange Construction materials, supplies benefit local contractors, vendors

CONTRIBUTORS Bret Jackson Publication Supervisor Steve Johnson Photography Brian Fitz-Gerald Illustration Jared Castle, Gary Leaming Writing Sally Ridenour, Shelley Snow Editing

This feature publication is produced separately from the Mail Tribune’s newspaper editorial department. All content is provided or approved by the Oregon Department of Transportation. ODOT is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer committed to a diverse workforce. Accommodations will be provided to persons with disabilities. Alternate formats available upon request.

A special thank you to Josephine Community Transit, Rogue Valley Transportation District, Noble Coffee Roasting of Ashland, the Downtown Market Co. of Medford and cover model Anasazi Underwood for helping us create our cover photo. See more online at ODOTMOVINGAHEAD.COM

December 12, 2014