Oregon Topics: Transportation/Roads

Oregon's modern highway system developed from the trails and wagon roads of the 1800s. The state launched an ambitious road building agenda in 1913 and hasn't stopped since. However, with worsening traffic congestion in urban areas, many are calling for increased funding of alternative modes of transportation such as light rail. The topic has generated considerable debate, particularly in the Portland area. 

This guide lists resources such as traffic cameras and road advisories to help navigate the existing transportation network. It also includes information about other transportation modes that may play larger roles in the future.​

​​​​​​​​​​​Oregon Blue Book

(includes contac​t information, agency history, records retention schedules, budgets, records held by the Oregon State Archives)

Oregon Department of Transportation agency website​

Oregon Department of Aviation

Travel Oregon Online

Oregon Marine Board​

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Astoria Riverfront Trolley
The Astoria Riverfront Trolley passes the Columbia River Maritime Museum along the Columbia River in Astoria. (Oregon State Archives Photo)