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the Travel Information Council, including the Manzanita rest areas north of Grants Pass. The change will allow local communities to promote area attractions and highlight local businesses, while improving parking and landscaping and offering coffee. Hard decisions about specific projects, non-highway modes, and transportation-related land use, air quality, and funding issues are on the near horizon. ODOT will not have the resources to tackle every problem or opportunity, and its handling of the critical ones it does undertake surely will not please everyone. But with support from our legislators, insights from local jurisdictions, guidance from Area Commissions on Transportation and Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and input from active citizens, major mobility enhancements are possible even in an era of strong differences of opinion and shrinking resources. I’ll touch more on shrinking resources in the next issue.

About David Lohman The Governor appointed David Lohman of Jacksonville to the Oregon Transportation Commission in January 2008. He is a lawyer in private practice in Medford and Ashland. Lohman served as Director of the Port of Portland’s Policy and Planning Department from 1992 to 2003 and was the Port’s delegate to Metro’s Joint Policy Committee on Transportation. Lohman also served as Deputy Director of the Oregon Economic Development Department from 1987 to 1991. About the Oregon Transportation Commission The five-member Oregon Transportation Commission is appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. The commission meets one or two days per month to set state transportation policies and oversee ODOT activities. Commissioners’ compensation is $30 per day for OTC meetings.

Highway 62 continued from page 14 Washington, DC based national transportation research organization, the May 2010 report stated that chokepoints “impede local, regional or interstate travel, diminish the quality of life of residents and visitors, reduce economic competitiveness and stifle economic growth and recovery by hampering commuting, commerce and other travel.” The 2009 Jobs and Transportation Act dedicated $100 million toward the project; however local funds and support are still needed to make the project a reality.

“We are looking for a solution that addresses transit, bicycles, and pedestrians, too, while providing a solid foundation for a Unit 3 project in the future,” said Anderson. “There are no perfect solutions for transportation challenges of this size. “All of the transportation stakeholders in the Medford area will need to work together in order to improve the transportation challenges on Highway 62.”

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