The Oregon Transportation System recently expanded the state’s freight route system, adding 30 new routes. The new total of 1,229 center-line miles represents a 59 percent increase.
Freight route designation is important to the trucking industry because it preserves the capacity and directs funding to these highways, said Bob Russell of the Oregon Trucking Associations.
“This is a huge win for the trucking industry,” Russell said. “It will enable trucking to continue to be the dominant transportation mode in Oregon for the foreseeable future.”