Concurrent Sessions

Session D


Monday, October 21, 2019
11:00-11:50 am

Challenge Session: Exploration of Successfully Funding Transportation Projects Across Multiple Jurisdictions

Local governments and tribes have roles and funding responsibilities in the success of transportation infrastructure projects. In this session, learn about local government funding options and challenges with a focus on multi-jurisdiction projects. The Newberg-Dundee bypass was truly a multi-jurisdictional and will serve as a case study. In that project, the Oregon Legislature's Jobs and Transportation Act, federal funding, and contributions from Yamhill County, the cities of Newberg, Dundee, and McMinnville, and the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde were all combined. Learn how all the stakeholders, including ODOT, worked together—along with challenges along the way.

Moderator: Mark Gharst, Oregon League of Cities

Presenters: Tony Snyder, Area 1 Manager (Region 2), Oregon Department of Transportation; Dave Haugeberg, Chair, Yamhill County Parkway Committee; HRG Attorney


Monday, October 21, 2019
1:30-2:20 pm

Lightning Highlights—What's Happening Statewide!

Come join us for lightning fast lessons and lore! Our lineup of presenters will each have just 10 minutes to tell the full story of a topic you should hear about. Ten slides, one minute per slide, no stopping, no mercy!

  1. Tigard Hunziger Site Infrastructure for Redevelopment
    How one city used comprehensive plan designations and creative rezoning to attract investment and redevelopment. Construction is underway today!
    Lloyd Purdy, Economic Development Manager, City of Tigard
  2. Leveraging Investments in Water/Wastewater
    Linking water and wastewater investment to economic development in Dallas, Oregon.
    Craig Massie, Project Manager, Jacobs; AJ Foscoli, Economic Development Director, City of Dallas
  3. Metro and The Brookings Institution Economic Value Atlas
    Using data to paint a picture of the economy and enable more robust discussions about infrastructure investment that is more intentional and equitable.
    Jeff Raker, Economic Development Planner, Metro
  4. Tackling Residential Land Speculation With Targeted Infrastructure Development
    Learn how one rural city is stimulating private housing development by leveraging infrastructure investments to increase developable residential land supply and combat speculative land holding.
    Mark Morgan, Assistant City Manager, City of Hermiston
  5. Hear best practices for approaching infrastructure planning from an equity perspective.
    Tony DeFalco, Executive Director, Verde

Monday, October 21, 2019
2:30-3:20 pm

Resilient Roadways: Transportation Preparation for the Extremes

A resilient transportation system needs to address vulnerability and risk across many different natural hazards, particularly the most extreme events that can result in longer-term roadway closures and delays. In this session, ODOT shares its latest work planning for and implementing seismic bridge retrofits in preparation for a Cascadia subduction zone earthquake. Planning for roadway impacts from current and future weather extremes will also be covered, including efforts underway for a statewide climate change vulnerability assessment.

Presenters: Albert Nako, PE, Seismic Standards Engineer, Oregon Department of Transportation; Geoff Crook, Sustainability Program Manager, Oregon Department of Transportation