The Community and Economic Development Department at OCWCOG is divided into two main functions – Business Services and Transportation. This section focuses on the transportation services – non-emergent medical transportation, coordinating carpool/vanpool, serving as the region’s two metropolitan planning organizations in Albany and Corvallis, and coordinating the Safe Routes to School program for some of our community’s schools. OCWCOG’s transportation services assist our region’s communities to collaborate on improving our roads and our vital transportation facilities.

Marys Peak to Pacific Scenic Byway Proposal

The proposal has been approved to move forward to the next round of State deliberations for implementation. Currently there are six scenic byways in the State, with one, the Over the Rivers and Through the Woods Scenic Byway, in our Valley. The inclusion of the Marys Peak to Pacific Scenic Byway connects Linn County at Interstate-5 near Tangent, to Waldport in Lincoln County, via Highway 34. This completes the Region’s Cascades to Coast scenic drives. Utilizing these Byways takes travelers through the heart of our forests and trails; through wine, food, and spirits country; through our innovation corridor; and to the beautiful and economically powerful Oregon Coast.

Safe Routes to School

OCWCOG has spearheaded Safe Routes to School projects in several communities in the Benton, Lincoln, and Linn County Region since 2013. Safe Routes to School is a national movement promoting bike and pedestrian safety, education, encouragement, and advocacy for students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. For more information, please contact Tarah Campi at or 541-924-8480.

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