Corvallis residents have gathered more than 2100 signatures from advocates for a Corvallis station on the new Willamette valley passenger rail routing. The new signature goal before December 15th is 3000 signatures.
This station would add a growing university town of 50,000 residents to the rail system, including students, families and professionals. It would link the 3 major Oregon universities and provide a convenient alternative to automobile travel to Eugene, Salem, Portland and beyond.
Four Articles have been written in the last month –
1. Corvallis City Council meeting October 21st, with many rail advocates testifying for a Corvallis Station routing and City Council Resolution in support
2. Article about the November 7th public rail forum at LBCC
3. Editorial from Corvallis Gazette-time, Albany Democrat-Herald editor Mike McInally urging Corvallis-Albany Collaboration
4. Article in Oregon State University Newspaper – the Daily Barometer “Advocating for rail through Corvallis”
Corvallis advocates attended the November 7th public information session at LBCC in force (many carpooling from Corvallis to Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, OR) –
Here is a picture of me speaking with Michael Holthoff of ODOT about the project at the Nov. 7th meeting (picture credit: EMMA-KATE SCHAAKE: Daily Barometer).
Larry – Chief Advocate, casprail.org