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Entering Into The Fog...
When what is ahead is unknown, do you stay in the fast lane?
There is always something sinister abut driving in the fog. The question always looms as to what is out there… and as to when the fog might go away.
In our Podcast, we will lend a bit more to the mysteries of fog, but here we merely want to point out how ODOT has left us in a fog. What is truth and what is a concoction of words, presentations and committees designed to keep us unable to discern the realities of ODOT’s finances. And while legislators look deeper, will they turn a blind eye?
Cue the music… The Fog is rolling in…
Article 1 - On November 7th, Mazen Malik, with the Oregon Legislative Revenue Office, presented a “Financing Roads in Oregon” report to the Senate Interim Committee on Finance and Revenue. The report is a "What, How and Where of the status of Oregon highway funding
In the Articles section below, we give you the Power Point slides for the presentation. Note slide #18 where stated, Cumulatively, gross revenues are $125.5M above the prior forecast and $123.5 M above in net revenues through FY 2031.
Article 2 - The Oregon Transportation Commission meet last week in what one might call an epic fail. The sound was so bad, from anyone at the Commissioners’ table, that even the individual teletype was unable to clearly type out what said.
BUT, in the meeting Power Point materials, linked below in our Articles section, note Appendix J. This is where ODOT is asking for $20 mil more dollars to complete the Abernethy Bridge project.
In lieu of Article 1, this might have been bad timing by ODOT or… you decide…