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Government & Community Relations Blog
On December 17, President Michael Schill submitted a letter to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) expressing the university’s strong support of improved passenger rail service between the metropolitan areas of Eugene-Springfield and Portland. The letter was in response to ODOT’s recently released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement examining the economic and environmental impacts of improving the frequency, convenience, speed and reliability of passenger rail service between the Portland and the Eugene-Springfield urban areas.
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University of Oregon supporters have a new way to engage with federal, state and local elected officials about legislation that affects the university and students. UO Advocates is a new, one-stop-shop digital tool alumni across the state and nation can use to take action and ask elected officials to support the work the UO does to serve people and create tomorrow’s leaders. A new video featuring students and elected leaders highlights the importance of advocacy.